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GENEALCCY  COLLECTION 


ifi'-'ifl'iiiSS'Tlf.ly  PUBLIC  LIBRAR 


3  1833  01083  7281 


YORK  DEEDS 


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BOOK  XIV. 


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MAINE  GENEALOGICAL  SOCIETY 

190(i. 


I'KINTED  BY  E.  C.  BOWLER.  BETHEL,  MAINE. 


■^128639 
CONTENTS. 


Resolve 

OF  Legislature 

Page 

5 

Kegistei! 

;'s  Certificate 

.     Page 

7 

Ekrata 

. 

Page 

8 

York  Deei>.s         .     Folios  2 — 2S0     . 

Pages 

11        751) 

Index 

I. 

Grantors  .... 

Pages 

1— r.n 

IT. 

rJiiiiitces 

.      Pagi's 

(i  1  —  1-21 

III. 

Dcjiositions 

Page 

122 

IV. 

Persons 

Pages 

123~13(; 

V. 

Places        .          .          .          . 

Pages 

1?.7— 140 

RESOLVE  OF  LEGISLATURE 


IN  I^ELATION  TO  THE  EARLY  YORK  DEEDS- 


Resolved,  Tluit  the  Miiinc  (iiMiealogical  Society,  iigrceinf; 
to  supervise  the  copying,  attesting,  editing,  indexing  and 
publishing  of  volume  fourteen  of  the  pulilic  records  of  this 
state  in  tile  register  of  deeds  tor  York  county,  in  tlie  same 
manner  as  tiie  thirteen  j)receding  volumes  already  published, 
except  that,  on  account  of  its  increased  size,  it  is  not  re- 
([uired  to  be  leaded,  nor  to  have  the  tabular  index,  the 
i^ovcrnor  and  council  shall  jjurchase  tor  the  state  four  hun- 
dred and  fifty  copies  of  said  volume  at  five  dollars  per  volume; 
and  the  state  librarian  shall  cause  one  copy  of  said  volume 
to  be  placed  in  each  registry  of  deeds  in  this  statt' ;  and  the 
remaining  copies  to  be  distributed  or  exchanged  at  the  dis- 
cretion of  said  librarian. 

Afiproved    March  S,   l!H);i. 


Governor. 


REGISTER'S  CERTIFICATE. 


^tatc  of  H\\m\t. 

County  of  York,  ss.  : 

Tliis  may  certify  that  the  followinir  printed  voluine  is  a 
tiuc  eopy  of  tile  fourteeiitli  houli  of  records  (miirk.s  oxcept- 
eil)  (it  the  Kciiistry  of  Deeds  for  tiiis  eounty  :  tiiiit  I  liave 
read  and  compared  tlie  same  witli  tiie  oriiiinal  records,  and 
that  all  aeciihiital  variations  tliat  liave  been  detected  are 
not<d  ill  the  taliie  of  errata  on  the  following  page. 
Attest : 

otocnJirtxruL    LoruzfucAijttr 

Register  of  Deeds  for  York  County. 


ERRATA. 


Folio       5  line     6  Ui\  Jetial  read  penal. 

r-"olio      14  line   -()  after  Keii^n  add  the  word  of. 

Page  50  for  /■'<•/.  /_f  read  />;/.  13  at  top  of  page. 

Folio     ly  line  61  ior  /iillous  xeaA  hilUii.':. 

Folio  46  line    16  after  manner  add  as. 

Folio  46  line  61  after  Holt  add  <3r=. 

Folio  90  line     3  after  Keens  read  Keiies. 

Folio  yi    line  57  for  Fhtneas  read  J'lnnelias. 

Folio     y4  line  22  for  AV/M  read  /->/c. 

Folio     94  line  21  ioi  Fifth  read  j^//A 

Folio  172  line  2^  for  lieu  reailiue. 

Folio  183  line  45  whatsoever  read  whasoi  cr. 

Folio  203  line  32  for   na/K/c  read  nature. 

Page  279  for  /-w/.  7A'  read  /^j/.  SS  at  top  of  page. 

I'age  53^5  fuf  ''''''■  'ij  '■'=^'1  '''"'•  '*^  "'  '"I'  "'  P^g*^- 

Page  614  for  Fress  read  /■Vcir.r  on  margin. 

Folio   22.S  line  2S  for  Fro  read  lUothcr. 


[1]  To  nil  ( 'hristiiiii  Pcoplr  to  whom  this  Dc'cd  of  Salo  may 

coiiu'   'William  (irow    of    York   in   tlu^   ('ouiity  of 

(irow       York  in   the  Province  of  the   Massachusetts    Bay 

'1'"  in   New    England   Corcbvainer    scndeth     Greeting 

Sargent  Know  ye  that  s'"  William  Grow  &  Joanna  his  Wife 
for  iSc  in  Consideration  of  One  Hundred  <.^  Twenty 
Pounds  current  Money  to  him  in  Hand  well  &  trul}-  paid 
hv  Diamond  Sargent  of  York  Tailor  &  the  Receipt  whereof 
(lie  s''  William  Grow  doth  acknowledge  himself  therewith 
lullv  paid  well  satisfied  &  contented  &  doth  hereby  ac(|uit 
exonerate  iSc  discharge  the  s''  Diamond  Sargent  of  all  & 
every  Part  it  Pavinent  thereof  have  given  granted  bargain- 
ed sold  alienated  enfeoffed  &  convej-ed  &,  do  by  these  Pres- 
ents give  grant  sell  convey  &  fully  freely  &  absolutely  make 
over  &  confirm  unto  the  s''  Diamond  Sargent  &  his  Heirs 
and  assigns  for  ever  To  say  one  Tract  or  Parcel  or  Tenement 
of  Land  lying  tt  being  within  the  Township  of  York  being 
the  (Quantity  of  Thirty  Acres  upon  the  South  West  Side  of 
York  Kivcr'iSc  is  that  Tract  of  Land  I  the  s''  AVilliam  Grow 
liought  of  Samuel  Donnell  as  by  Deed  on  Record  may  a|)- 
pear  h'ing  &  joyning  to  Rogers  Mill  Pond  so  called  &  is 
bounded  as  followcth  viz  Beginning  at  an  old  dry  Hemlock 
Tree  standing  upon  the  North  or  \orth  West  Side  of  s"* 
Mill  Pond  marked  on  Four  Sides  &  runs  from  thence  bound- 
ed by  s''  Pond  as  the  usual  Flowing  thereof  is  with  Water 
nearest  ujjon  a  A\'est  &  by  South  Course  to  a  White  Ash 
Tree  marked  on  Four  Sides  &  runs  from  thence  upon  a 
North  &  liy  A\'est  Point  Twelve  Pole  to  a  Bass  Tree  marked 
on  Four  Sides  it  from  thence  North  East  Seventeen  Poles  to 
a  White  Ash  Tree  &  from  thence  West  North  West  One 
Hundred  Poles  &  from  thence  runs  North  East  &  by  East 
Twenty  one  Poles  &  irom  thence  East  &  by  South  nearest 
One  Hundred  &  Seventy  Poles  to  a  small  Hemlock  Tree 
marked  on  Four  Sides  &  runs  from  thence  South  &  by  East 
Sixteen  Poles  to  the  dry  Hemlock  Tree  First  Bounds  stand- 
ing by  s'l  M ill-Pond  however  reputed  to  be  bound  Together 
with  witli  all  the  Right  Title  Priviledgcs  Advantages  there- 
unto belonging  fully  Rights  Profits  or  Priviledgcs  that  may 
hereafter  redound  unto  the  same  unto  him  the  s''  Diamond 
Sargent  &  to  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  have  and  to  hold 

Book  XIV  2 


12  Book    XTV,  Fol.   1. 

&  (luietly  &  peaceably  to  u^;e  improve  oeeu})}'  &  enjoy  as  a 
good  &  clear  Estate  in  Fee  siiiij)lc  AticI  more  over  the  .s'' 
William  Grow  doth  hereby  for  himself  his  Heirs  Exec'^  Ad- 
min""  to  &  with  the  s''  Diamond  Sargent  covenant  engage  & 
warrant  the  before  s''  granted  Premisses  to  bi^  free  iSt  clear 
from  all  former  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Mortgages 
Executions  AVills  Dowers  Likewise  Joanna  the  Wife  of  Wil- 
liam Grow  gives  up  all  her  Right  &  Powers  of  Thirds  in  iV!: 
of  the  afores''  Premisses  &  all  her  Part  thereof  &  likewise 
the  s''  William  Grow  doth  liefore  the  P^nsealing  of  these 
Presents  avouch  himself  to  be  the  lawful  owner  of  the  afores'' 
Premisses  &  have  good  Right  &  full  Power  to  dispose  of  the 
same  Furthermore  I  the  s''  William  Grow  bind  myself  my 
Heirs  Exec'^  Admin'"  to  warrant  iSc  defend  the  same  unto 
him  the  s''  Diamond  Sargent  his  Heirs  Exec"*  Admin"^''  or 
Assiirns  against  the  lawful  Claims  of  any  Person  or  Persons 
for  ever  hereafter  or  their  lawful  demands  In  Testimony 
hereof  I  the  said  ^^'iHiam  Grow  have  set  to  my  Hand  l^  Seal 
this  the  Tenth  day  of  February  Anno  Domini  172!)/3()  in 
the  Third  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  King- 
George  the  Second,  Moreover  before  Signing  the  s*'  William 
(irow  doth  hereby  give  grant  make  over  &  confirm  unto  the 
s''  Diamond  Sargent  &  to  his  Heirs  &  assigns  for  ever  the 
free  Use  &  Priviledge  of  &  for  a  sufficient  Way  for  Carts  & 
Men  Horses  &  Teams  to  pass  &  rejiass  from  the  Eastward 
Part  of  the  afores*'  Grant  I^and  &,  Premisses  to  the  afores'' 
Rogers  Cove  so  called  upon  the  North  Side  of  the  ]\lill  Pond 
&  s''  Rogers  Brook  &e —  William  Grow     (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us 

Samuel  Black  Jos  :   Moody 

York  ss  Jidy  21.  1730  Tlu^n  appeared  William  Grow  & 
acknowledged  this  foregoing  Instrument  to  be  his  Act  i<; 
Deed 

Before  me  Joseph  Moody     Just :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Aug'  20"'  1730 

Attest     Jos  :  Moody  Reg' 


To  all  People  unto  wliom  this   ])resent  Deed  of  Sale  shall 

come  James  Brickell   of  Falmouth   in  the  County 

lirickoU       „f  "^'ork  &  Province  of  the  ^lassachusetts  Bay  in 

■'"  New  England  Trader  sendeth  Greeting  Know  ye 

Coiui.tun     that  I  the  s"  James  Brickell  for&  in  Co'iisideration 

of  the  sum  of  Thirty  Pounds   in   M(jney  to  me  in 

Hand  at  &  before  the  Ensealing  .^Delivery  hereof  well  &  truly 

paid  by  John  Compton  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk 


Book    XTV,   Foi,.    1.  13 

lie  Province  aforos'i  Mariner  the  Receipt  wlicrcof  I  liereb}' 
ai'knowledge  ilc  tliereof  do  ac(]uit  &  discharge  tiie  .s''  John 
( 'omptoii  his  Heirs  Excc'^''  &  Admin"'  <t  ever}'  of  tiieni  for 
ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  re- 
h'ased  enfeoffed  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  tliese  Presents 
do  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  release  en- 
feofle  convey  &  confirm  unto  the  said  John  Compton  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  full  (Quarter  Part  of  a  certain 
Saw  Mill  situate  lying  standing  &  being  in  Falmouth  afores'* 
on  Hockey  Gully  so  called  running  down  to  IMussell  Cove. 
Also  one  Fourth  Part  of  all  the  (ieere  Tackle  c*^  Furniture 
of  cVc  belonging  to  the  s''  Saw  Mill  Together  with  the  Rights 
^lembers  Prohts  Priviledges  i^  A})purces  thereof  Also  all 
the  Estate  Right  Title  Interest  Inheritance  Use  Property 
Possession  Claim  &  Demand  whatsoever  of  me  the  s''  James 
Brickell  of  in  &  to  the  s''  granted  Pivmisses  with  the  Rever- 
sions &  Remainders  of  the  same  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s'' 
granted  &  bargained  Premises  with  the  Rights  INIcmbers  & 
Appurces  thereof  unto  the  s"'  John  Compton  his  Heirs  & 
iVhsigns  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe 
for  ever  And  I  the  s'"  James  Brickell  do  avouch  myself  at 
the  Time  of  the  Ensealing  &  xuitiil  the  Delivery  hereof  to 
bi^  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  all  the  s"  granted  &  bar- 
gained Premises  And  that  I  have  in  mjself  full  Power  good 
Higiit  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  sell  &  convey  the  same 
in  manner  as  aforcs''  free  &  clear  &  fully  &  clearly  acquit- 
ted &  discharged  of  &  from  all  &  all  manner  of  former  & 
other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Incases  Mortgages  Wills 
Entails  Dowers  Titles  Troubles  Charges  &  Incumbrances 
wiiatsoever  And  I  the  s''  James  Brickell  for  m}-  self  my 
Heirs  Exec"*  tV:  Admin"  do  hereb}'  covenant  promise  &  agree 
from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  to  war- 
rant &  defend  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Pi-emises  &,  Ap- 
purces unto  the  s''  John  Compton  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  me  &  my 
Heirs — In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s''  James  Brickell  have 
hereimto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Twenty  Third  Day  of 
\\m\  Aiuio  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thir- 
ty Annoi(  R"  R'''  (ieorgii  Secundi  ^higna  Britannia  iVLc  Tertio 

James  Brickell      (sual) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us 

Nathanell  Austin     Jos  :  Marion 

Received  on  th(>  T~)ay  of  the  Date  above  of  ]M'  John  Comp- 
ton the  Sum  of  Thirty  Pounds  being  the  full  Consideration 
within  expressed 

p     James  Bri<,'kell 


14  Book   XIV,  Foi..  2. 

Suftolk  s.s  I  Boston  \\m\  2'^,  17^0  |  M'  -liiincs  Hrickcll 
psoiv.illy  appearing  acknowledgod  the  aforewritten  Instru- 
ment to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

before  me     Sam"  C'lieeiilev  J  :  Pacis 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Eee'  Sei)temb'  2  1780 

Attest     .los :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to   whom  these   Presents  shall  come  James 
Brickell  of  Falmouth  in  the  County  of   York  «Sc 
Bii(ktll       Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay   in  New  Eng- 
To  land  Trader  sendeth  Greeting  Know  ye  that  the  s"' 

Compioii    Jaiiies  Brickell  for  t'i  in  [2]  Consideration  of  the 
Sum  of  Twenty  Five  Pounds  to  hhn  in  Hand  well 
&  truly  paid  bv  John   Compton  of  Boston  in  the  County  of 
Suffolk  iSi:  Province  afores"  Mariner  hath  bargained  &  sold 
&  by  these  Presents  doth  freely  fully  &  absolutely    grant 
bar'i-ain   sell  aliene  enfeoffc  convey  ti  confirm   unto  the  s' 
John  Compton  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  The  One  Half 
Part  of  One  Eighth  Part  of  several  Tracts  &  Parcels  of  Land 
situate  lying  iSi  iieing  in  Casco  Bay   in   the  County  of  York 
&  Province  afores''  which  were  the  Estate  of  David  Phippen 
formerly  of  Casco  Bay  afores"  Deceased  the    One  Fourth 
Part  of  which  descends  to  Anna  Green  Wife  of  John  Green 
of  Salem  in  the  County  of  Essex  &  Province  afores'^  as  she 
is  a  Daughter  &  Heir  "of  the  s"  David  Phippen  Dec'  viz  The 
One  Half  Part  of  One  Eighth  Part  of  a  certain  Tract  or  Par- 
cel of  Land  formerly  sold   by   Wavaad  Button  ^vi  Xannaad- 
couit  Indian  Sagamores  to  Francis  Xeal  George  Felt  &  eFen- 
kins   Williams  iSc  assigned  &   convej'cd  to  their    s''   Father 
David  Phipi)en   which  Tract  of  Land   is  bounded  as  follow- 
eth  viz  On  the  North  East  Side  of  Pesumskitt  River  To  be- 
gin where  M''  (icorge  Munjoys  Land  bought  of  s''  Sagamores 
endeth  upon  the  same  side  of  the  River  and  so  to  run  down 
bv  the   Side  of  the  River  to  the   Falls  &  so  along    liy  the 
Side  of  the  River  within   Four  Score  Poles  of  John  A\'ake- 
field  alias  Wakelies  Dwelling  House  or  Place  where  s''  House 
formerh'  stood,  &  six  Miles  uj)  into  the  Country  Together 
M'itli  i)ro|)ortionable   Part  of  the   Wood   &  Timber  &  Privi- 
Icdge  of  the  River  &  Falls  c<:  all  other  Profits  c<:  Priviledges 
thereto  belonging  Also  the  One   Half  Part  of  One   Kighth 
Part  of  another  Tract  of  Land  in  Casco  Bay  afores''  contain- 
ing Sixtv  Acres  more  or  less  which  was  formerly  granted  by 
the  Town  of  Falmouth  to  one  Philip   Lewes  &  by  his  Heirs 
conveyed  to  the  s''  David  Phippen  Deed  Said  Land  is  bound- 
ed Westerly  by  the  Land  laid  out  to  Jon''  Orris  Southerly 


Book   XIV,  Fol.  2.  15 

by  Pesumskit  River  Easti-rly  down  tlie  s^'  River  Forty  Pole 
to  a  Creek  called  ScjuittergiLssetts  Creek  &  Northerly  to  run 
back  into  the  woods  till  it  make  up  Sixty  Acres  with  a  pro- 
jjortionable  Part  of  all  Wood  Timber  Ways  Easements 
Waters  Water  Courses  Mines  Menerals  Accomodations  & 
Api)urces  thereto  belonging  Also  the  One  Half  Part  of  One 
Eighth  Part  of  Sixty  Seven  Acres  of  Land  at  Casco  Bay 
afores''  formerly  granted  by  President  Danford  t(j  one  Thom- 
as Mason  &  by  him  conveyed  to  tlie  s''  David  Phippen  by 
Deed  l)earing  Date  the  li)'""  Day  of  December  KiitM  Butted 
&  Bounded  as  by  the  s''  Deed  or  other  Records  thereof  may 
ajjpear  Also  the  One  Half  Part  of  One  Eighth  Part  of  One 
Hundred  &.  Two  Acres  &  One  Quarter  of  Land  at  Casco 
Bay  afores''  lying  on  the  North  Side  of  Long  Creek  it  on  the 
West  Side  of  the  River  of  Casco  Beuinninir  at  an  Oak  Ti'ce 
at  the  Mouth  of  s''  Creek  &  on  the  Side  of  s''  River  &  from 
thence  running  by  the  Creek  West  it  by  South  182  Rod  to 
:i  Maple  Tree  bv  s''  Creek  &  thence  North  &  by  West  90 
Rod  to  a  Red  Oake  Tree  which  stands  by  the  Creek  Side  & 
thence  East  &  by  N(jrth  182  Rods  toanotlie  Bound  standing 
at  the  Head  of  Small  Cove  &  from  thence  along  Casco  River 
110  Rods  to  the  Oak  first  mentioned  Together  with  One  Half 
Part  of  One  Eightli  Part  of  all  &  ever>-  other  Tract  or  Par- 
cel of  Land  in  the  County  of  York  whereof  the  s''  David 
Phippen  died  seized  or  that  did  of  Right  belong  to  him  To 
have  and  to  hold  the  granted  &  bargained  Premises  with  all 
it  everv  the  Appurces  Priviledges  Wa^ys  Easements  Water 
Water  Courses  it  Appurces  whatsoever  thereto  Ix'ionging  To 
him  the  s''  .lolm  Compton  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
To  his  it  their  sole  L'se  Benefit  ct  Behoof  tor  ever  And 
the  s'' James  Brickell  forhhnself  his  Heirs  Exec''*  &  Admin" 
doth  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  it  with  tlie  s''  John  Comp- 
ton his  Heirs  it  Assigns  That  the  bargained  Premisses  are 
free  ct  clear  of  it  from  any  former  or  otiier  Grant  Bargain 
Sale  Alienation  or  Incumbrance  whatsoever  by  Him  at  any 
Time  heretofore  made  enacted  or  suffered  And  that  He  will 
warrant  it  defend  the  same  from  the  Claims  it  Demands  of 
all  Persons  that  may  it  shall  hereafter  la}'  Claim  to  any  Part 
or  Parcel  thereof  bv  from  or  under  Him  In  Witness  where- 
of the  s''  James  Brickell  hath  hereunto  set  His  Hand  it  Seal 
the  Eigiiteenth  Day  of  July  Anno  Domini  17;')()  Annoq  R' 
IV  Georgii  Sccundi  INIagna  Britannia  itc  (Quarto 

•lames  Bi-ickeli      (s.  m1  ) 
Signed  Sealed  it  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us 

Antho:   Younge     Jos:   Marion 

Received  on  the  Day  of  the  Date  above  of  M'  John  Comp- 


Ifi  Book   XIV,  Fol.   2. 

ton  the  Sum  of  Twenty  Five  Pounds  being  tlie  lull  Consid- 
eration witliin  expressed 

p  James  Briekell 
Suffolk  ss  Boston  July  20"'  1780  M''  James  Brickie  pson- 
allv  api)earing  acknowledged  the  aforewritten  Instninient  to 
be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Before  Me  Sam"  Checkley    Jus  :  Pae» 
A  true  Cojiy  of  the  Original  Receiv'  SeptemlV  2.  17;)0 

Attest     Jos:   Mood\'     Keg' 


The  Deposition  of  Hannah  Ilobbs  aged  Seventy  Nine 
Years  testifieth  &  saith  that  upwards  of  Sixty 
HauiiiUi  Ilobbs  Years  agon  M''  Roger  Plaisted  was  in  Posses- 
Test  sion  of  a  certain  Saw  Mill  on  Asacubedoc  Falls 
otherwise  called  the  (ireat  Works  in  Berwick 
by  Improving  s''  Mill  in  Sawing  &  in  Planting  iSi  Improv- 
ing a  conside"ral)le  Quantity  of  Land  adjoyning  &  that  the 
s''  Plaisted  was  put  into  tlic  Possession  of  the  Premises  by 
M'  Eliakim  Hutchinson  of  Boston  &  after  the  Decease  of  the 
s''  Plaisted  the  Premises  afores''  remained  in  the  Possession 
of  several  of  the  s''  Plaisteds  Sons  &  One  Thomas  Doubty 
till  William  Spencer  DeC^  &  Walter  Allen  was  in  the  Im- 
provement of  the  ^lill  &  Premisses  afores''  who  improved 
the  same  for  some  Time  all  which  the  afores''  the  afores'' 
Persons  improved  as  afores''  from  &  under  the  afores''  Hut- 
chinson (till  about  Twenty  Y'ears  'gon)  John  Plaisted  & 
John  Hill  Ks(f^  purchased  the  same  of  the  afores''  Hutchin- 
son as  I  have  been  informed  &  has  been  in  the  Imi)rovement 
of  the  same  by  themselves  &  Elisha  Plaisted  Esq'  iS:;  Mrs 
Mary  Hill  till  this  Day,  &  further  saith  not 

Y'ork  ss/April  LS.  1720  Hannah  Ilobbs  above  named  jtson- 
ally  appearing  made  Oath  to  the  above  Atlidavit  in  perpe- 
tuam  Hci  Mcmoriam 

Before  John  Wheelwright,  t'liarles  Frost 

(^uor  Unus  &  J.  Peace. 


Walter  Allen  aged  about  Seventy   Seven   Years  also  aj)- 
pearing  made  Oath  to  the  Truth  of  the  above 
Walter  Alien    affidavit    of    Hannah    Ho!)bs    excepting    Sixty 
Test  I'ears  agon  M'  Roger  Plaisted  being  in  Posses- 

sion which  He  can  not  so  perfectly  remember, 
but  dei)Oseth  that  tiiat  year  King  t'iiarles  the  Second  was 
restored  to  the  Crown  of  England,  He  this  Deponent  came 
into  the  Country  &  at  that  Time  M'  Roger  I'laisted  was  in 
Possession  of  the  Premisses  as  above  expresed    &  the  Pos- 


Book   XIV,  Fol.  3.  17 

session  of  the  same  remained  in  the  several  Persons    above 
named  to  this  Day — Sworn  in  pcrpetuam  Kei  Meinoriam 
Before  John  Wheelwright  Charles  Frost 

Q  Unas  &  J  :  Peace 

Walter  Alliii  within  named  furtlier  testilictli  that  the 
Bounds  of  the  Land  formerly  reputed  to  be  Mr  Elia- 
I'""  kim  Ilutehinsons  at  the  Great  Worivs  in  Berwieiv  as 
was  in  tile  Possession  of  M'  Koi:;er  Plaisted  when  this 
Deponent  came  into  tiic  Country  extended  from  Thomas 
Spencer  Dec'  his  Bounds,  to  Faggoty  Bridge  &,  from  thence 
down  the  Brook  to  y  Great  Works  Kivcr  &  so  continuing 
by  s''  River  to  the  afores''  Thomas  Spencers  Bounds  [3] 
wliicli  afores''  Land  is  on  the  Southerly  Side  of  the  s''  River 
the  remaining  Part  being  on  the  Northerly  side  of  s'  River, 
bounded  by  Humphrey  Chadbourne  to  a  white  Oak  Tree  & 
a  Pine  Tree  standing  at  the  Foot  of  the  A\'liite  Hill  which 
Trees  has  iieen  always  since  reputed  to  be  the  Corner  Bounds 
&  from  s''  Corner  on  an  Easterly  Line  to  Jolin  Lamlis  Land- 
ing Place  to  a  certain  Cole  Pitt  by  the  afores''  River  iSc  from 
thence  down  the  River  to  the  afores'  Chadbourns  Bounds  & 
that  the  s''  Roger  Plaisted  improved  several  Pieces  of  Mead- 
ow in  Berwick  To  wit  a  certain  Meadow  known  bv  the  Name 
of  Totnack  Meadow  Whites  ^larsh  &  at  Humphrc\s  Pond 
all  which  Premisses  afores''  was  accounted  to  be  the  af(jres'' 
Ilutehinsons  &  has  been  improved  by  the  Persons  witluTi 
named  to  this  Day  this  Deponent  not  knowing  any  other 
Person  ever  improving  the  sanu^  or  any  Part  thereof 

York  ss/April  the  20'"  1720  Walter  Allin   made  Oath  to 
the  Truth  of  the  aliovc  written  Inperpetuam    Rci  Memoriam 
Before  John  Whiudwright  Charles  Frost 

(^  I'luis  :  J.  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  seviTah  )iiginal  Depositions  Received 
under  Seal  Septemb'  2'  17.>() 

Attest     Jos:   Moodv  Reg^ 


To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  com(> 
(ireeting  Know  ye  that   We  Thomas   Abiiot   Jun''  of 
Abbot    Berwick  in  the  County  of  York  within  his  Maj"^  I'lov- 
T"        inc(!  of  the  .Massachusetts  P,ay  in  New  England  Cord- 
'■'"''       waincr  <.^c  Elisabeth  my  Wife;  formerly  called    Elisa- 
beth  Emery   Widow    ^Vl    Admin"'    of  the    Estate    of 
James  Emery  ,Fun'  of  the  sanu-   IJerwiek  "I'eoman    Dec'  for 
&  in   Consideration   of   the   Smn   of  Thirty   Pounds  current 
Money  to  us  in  Hand  [laid  before  the  Ensealing  *SL  Delivery 


18  Book    XIV,  Fol.  3. 

hereof  by  Abraham  Lord  of  Berwick  aforcs''  Yeoman  the 
Receipt  whereof  we  do  hereby  acknowledge  to  full  Content 
&  Satisfaction  by  ^'irtue  of  the  Power  &  AuthoritA'  to  us 
granted  by  the  Ilono''"'  the  Justices  of  his  Maj'J*  Super'' 
Court  of  Judicatm-e  held  at  York  within  &  for  the  County 
of  York  afores''  on  the  Second  Wednesday  of  May  Aniuxj 
Domini  17:50— We  the  s'^  Thomas  Abbot  it  Elisabeth  Abbot 
in  the  Capacity  of  Administratrix  ol  the  Estate  of  the  afores'' 
James  Emery  Jun'  Dec'  have  given  granted  Ac,  by  these  Pres- 
ents bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  &  confirmed 
unto  him  the  s''  Abraham  Lord  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever 
a  certain  Piece  or  Parcel  of  Land  which  was  Part  of  the  Es- 
tate of  the  s''  James  Emery  situate  in  Berwick  afcn-es''  con- 
taining Three  Acres  bounded  viz  Beginning  at  an  old  Rot- 
ten Stump  by  the  Fence  w"^"  divides  the  Lands  of  Nathan 
Lord  Sen''  &  the  s'^  James  Emery's  which  Stump  is  now  the 
South  East  Corner  Bounds  of  3iP  Richard  Siiacktrlys  Land 
as  p  his  Deed  under  our  Hands  bearing  even  Date  with  this 
&  from  s'l  Stump  as  the  Fence  goes  East  North  East  up  the 
Hill  to  a  great  White  Oak  Tree  in  the  same  Fence  where  the 
s''  Abraiuim  Lords  Fence  joyns  Twenty  Four  Poles  or  Rods 
&  from  s'>  Tree  North  "West  by  North  by  the  s''  Abrahams 
Fence  down  towards  the  Brook  Seventeen  Poles  to  the  Butt 
End  of  an  old  Logg  or  Tree  that  lies  cross  the  Brook  iSi 
from  the  Extent  of  Seventeen  Poles  afores''  (which  is  about 
Four  Foot  on  the  South  Side  of  s''  Brook)  West  Haifa  Point 
Northerly  Twenty  Two  Rods  to  the  Line  by  which  M' 
Sliackerly  is  bounded  ct  from  thence  by  s''  Shackerlys  Line 
South  South  East  OneCiuarter  Point  Southerly  to  the  Stump 
First  mentioned  &  extends  Northwardly  till  Three  acres  is 
compleated  Leaving  a  little  Part  of  the  Bn)ok  in  the  Re- 
mainder of  s''  Emerys  Land  and  it  is  Twenty  Seven  Poles  S:. 
a  Half  in  Length  by  Shackeriy's  on  the  Westerly  Side  &  Sev- 
enteen Poles  by  s''  Abraham  Lords  Land  on  the  Easterly 
Side — The  s''  Three  Acres  of  Land  Together  with  all  i^  sin- 
gular the  Priviledges  Trees  Woods  \A'aters  Prolits  Accomo- 
dations &  Advantages  &  Appurces  to  the  same  belonging  or 
in  anv  wise  apiiertaining  To  have  and  to  hold  to  him  the  s'' 

Abraham  Lord  His &   Assigns  for  ever  To  his  c^c  their 

only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behalfe  from  henci'forth  i<:  for 
ever  And  We  the  s''  Thomas  Abbot  ..'t  Elisabeth  Abbot  in 
the  Capacity  afores''  do  for  our  selves  our  Heirs  Exec'**  Ad- 
min'"  covenant  ct  engage  to  &  with  the  s''  Aiiraliam  Lord  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  that  at  c'i  before  the  Ensealing  ^t  Delivery 
hereof  we  are  the  true  vSc  lawful  owners  (in  our  s''  capacity) 
of  the  abo\e  granted  &  bargaini'd   Premisses  X  are  lawluliy 


Book    XIV,  Fol.  3.  I!» 

seized  thereof  &  have  »oocl  &  lawful  Authorit}'  to  sell  iSi 
dispose  of  the  saiiu'  as  afores''  And  will  for  ever  hereafter 
warrant  &  defend  the  s''  Abraham  Lord  his  Heirs  &  Assions 
in  tiie  Peaceable  Possession  Oc  Enjoyment  thereof  ai;:iinst 
our  selves  our  Heirs  Exee'"  Adniiu'"  &  against  tiie  lawful 
Claims  &  Demands  of  an}'  Person  or  Persons  whatsoovei'  to 
the  same  or  any  Part  thereof  In  Witness  whereof  we  the  s'' 
Thomas  Abbot  &  Elisabeth  Abbot  have  hereunto  set  our 
Hands  ili  Seals  the  Twenty  Fifth  Day  of  ,lune  in  the  Foui-lli 
Year  of  His  Maj'>"  Keiiiii  Annoci  Domini  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 
Thomas  Abbot  (Seal)  Elisabeth  Abbott  her  .Mark -f    (.Se:ii) 

Siuiied  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presenee  of  us  James  (irant 
Joseph  Moulton     John  liradstreet 

York  ss^  Berwick  June  the  -J')"'  17;iil.  Thomas  Abbot  i\L 
Elisabeth  his  \\'ife  tiboNcnamcd  psonalU'  appcarini;'  before 
Me  the  Subscriber  One  of  his  xMaj''"  Justices  of  the  Peace 
for  s>'  C'cHinty  acknow  iedi^eil  y  foreuoinu'  Instrument  to  Ix; 
their  free  Act  ^V^:  Deed. 

Sam'  (  amc 

A  true  Coiy  ot  the  Oi-iuinai  Keceived  Au'i'  I'd"'  17;;(» 

Attest     Jos:    Moodv      IJey' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents   shall  T^ome  (ireet- 
ino- — Know  that  I    Huiih    ^Voodbcrrv  of  Beverly 
W.HKlljeny    j,,  the  County   of   Essex    within    the  '  Province  of 
'''"  the  Massachusetts  Bay   in    New  Euiiland  Mariner 

MoiL'  for    ^5-   ji,    Consideration    of    the    Sum    of    Fifty 

Pounds  currant  Money  of  New  Englanfl  to  me  in 
Hand  well  iVt  truly  paid  by  William  More  of  Berwick  in  the 
County  of  York  it  Proyince  afores''  Menh'  the  Recei])t 
whereof  to  full  Content  I'c  Satisfaction  1  do  hcreb\'  acknowl- 
edge &  do  acquit  (exonerate  &  discharge  the  s''  William  More 
his  Heirs  Exec'"  Admin"*  T  have  given  granle<l  bargained 
>old  aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  iVc  conlimied  ^^  by  these 
Presents  do  fully  freely  clearly  &  absolutely  give  grant  bar- 
gain sell  aliene  enf('offe  conve\'  i\c  conlii-m  unto  liim  tin;  s'' 
William  More  Ids  Heirs  c^c  Assigns  a  certain  T]-a'-t  or  Parcel 
of  Land  in  Berwick  afores'' containing  Three  Aci-esiVc  'I'wehc 
Rods  bounded  on  Xechcwariinck  \li\i-i-  on  High  Water  Mark 
Westerly  Twenty  Eight  Poles  or  Uods  Xortherlv  on  the 
land  of  Benj"  N'ason  iC-  lo  extend  trom  High  Water  Mai'k 
Easterly  by  Benjamin  Nuxon's  the  Breadth  of  Twenty  Eit;ht 
I'oles  till  the  full  (Quantity  of  Three  Acres  iSL  'I'wclvc  P(')les 
is  compleated   Toii-elhcr  with  the  Privilediic  of  a  way  of  Four 


20  P.ooK    XIV,  FoL.  4. 

Foot  wide  from  tlic  same  next  to  the  s''  Benjamin  Nason's 
the  High  Way  &  all  Priviledoes  Appurees  Advantages  Woods 
Waters  Edifices  Fences  Profits  Rights  &  Accomodations  to  the 
same  belonging  or  in  any  AVays  appertaining  all  w"  was  for- 
merly Part  of  the  Estate  of  Balver  Nason  of  Berwick  afores'' 
Deceas''  The  s'*  Land  &  Premisses  To  have  and  to  hold  to  him 
the  s''  William  More  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  To  his  i\t 
their  oidy  sole  Use  Benefit  cVc  Behalf  for  evermore  And  I  the 
,s'i  Hugh  Woodbury  for  my  self  my  Heirs  ExeC'^  Admin"  do 
covenant  &  engage  to  &  with  the  s"'  William  More  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  that  until  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  I  am 
the  true  sole  i^  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bargained  Prem- 
isses &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  thereof  in  mine  own 
proper  Right  as  a  good  perfect  &  absolute  Inheritance  in  Fee 
simple  &  have  in  myself  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful 
Authority  to  sell  &  convey  the  same  in  manner  as  afores'' 
And  tliat  the  same  is  free  &  clear  from  all  iSc  all  Manner  of 
former  &  others  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Wills 
Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  Incum- 
brances &  Extents  wliatsoever  And  that  it  shall  &  may  be 
lawful  for  the  s''  AVilliam  More  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  to  use 
occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  abovegranted  &  bargained 
Premises  from  hence  forth  &  for  ever  by  Force  &  [4]  Vir- 
tue of  these  Presents  And  the  I  the  s"  Hugh  Wooberry  for  my 
self  mv  Heirs  Exec'^'Adniin'^''  do  further  covenants  engage  to 
&  with  the  s''  William  More  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  the  above 
granted  &  bargained  Premisses  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant 
secure  &  defend  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of 
any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  In  Witness  whereof  I  liie 
s^'  Hugh  ^^"oodberry  ct  Jean  \\'oodberry  my  Wife  in  Token 
of  her  Relin(iuishment  of  her  Right  of  Dower  ct  Pow(>r  of 
Thirds  of  in  &  to  the  Premises  or  any  Part  thereof  have 
hereunto  set  our  Hands  it  Seals  the  Tenth  Day  of  August  in 
the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj'J''  Reign  Annoii  Domini  <)ne 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  iSc  Thirty 

Hu'' Woodbery     (Seal)     Jean  Woobery      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  /ebulon 
Morgan  Loes  Corning  Benj'  Rutland 

Essex  ss/Salem  August  14.  ll'M)  Then  M'  Hugh  AN'ood- 
bery  &  Jean  his  A\'ife  psoiially  ai)])eariiig  acknowledged  tiie 
aforegoing  Instrument  to  l)e  their  free  tt  voluntary  Act  & 
Deed— 

Cor  Beu'>  Lynde  Jun'      Jus'-'*  Pac'' 

A  ti'uc  Co]iy  of  the  Original  Received  Aug'  20,  17;)() 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Reg-' 


Book   XIV,  Fol.    K  21 

York  ss/Sarah  Sayer  of  Wells  in  the  County  afores''  aged 
Seventy  Two  Years  testifieth  &  saith  that  An- 
Sarah  Sayer  thony  Littlefield  iq^wards  of  Three  score  years 
Test  [igo  lived  in  Wells  upon  the  I>and  eomonlv  call- 
ed by  the  Name  of  the  Great  Hill  lying  between 
the  River  called  Cape  Porpus  River  &  the  River  Ivenebunk 
River  their  possess  for  the  Space  of  Seven  Years  which  Land 
was  said  to  be  sold  to  M'  William  Symonds  which  Land  the 
s''  William  S\-monds  did  possess  alxnit  Five  or  Six  c^c  Fifty 
Years  ago  which  Land  the  s'^  deponent  saith  she  heard  M'' 
William  Symonds  say  he  exchanged  with  John  Barrett  for  a 
Lott  of  Land  in  Wells  which  now  is  in  the  Possession  of 
James  Sampson  &  Sanuiel  Curtis  w''  Land  John  Barrett  did 
livt'  uiKU)  L't  possess  about  Seven  or  Eight  Years  after  the 
Dt'atli  of  s''  Anthony  Littlefield  i!t  that  she  heard  John  Bar- 
rett say  he  had  exchanged  his  Lott  of  Land  in  the  Town  of 
Wells  with  M''  William  Symonds  for  his  Land  at  the  Great 
Hill  which  Land  has  been  reputed  to  be  the  s''  liarretts  for 
y''  Term  of  Fiftv'  odd  Years — York  ss  Widls  February  the 
eighth  1721/2  This  Day  Sarah  Sayer  psonally  appeared  be- 
fore us  the  Subscribers  &  made  Oath  to  the  Truth  of  the 
above  ^Vriting 

John   Wheelwright  .lolm  Gray 

Quor  Unus  :  ,Jus:  Pac'* 
Taken  Perpetuam  Rei  Alemoriaiu 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec''  Aug'  20.  ITMO 

Attest     J()s:  .Moodv      Ivcir'' 


York/Jeremiah   Storer   of   Wells   in    the  County  afores'' 
Aged   Seventy   One   Years  testilieth  tt    saith   that 
Stover         He  can  remember  Sixty  Years  ago  or  upwards  that 
Test  Anthony  Littlefield  lived  upon  that  Tract  of  Land 

called  the  Great  Hill  in  Wells  between  the  River 
called  Cape  Porpus  River  Oc  the  River  called  Keneliunk  Riv- 
er eC  that  after  the  Death  of  M-  Anthony  Liltlelicld  Mr. 
William  Symonds  improved  it  b\-  Tillage  &  that  the  s''  Jer- 
emiah Storer  remembers  to  have  heard  there  was  an  Ex- 
change made  between  John  Barrett  tt  \\'iHiam  Symonds  & 
that  he  made  an  Exchange  of  the  Land  abov(>s''  for  a  Lot  of 
Land  in  the  Town  of  \\'('lls  which  now  is  in  the  Possession 
Samson  &,  Curtis  which  Land  John  15arrett  did  live  upon 
&  possess  about  Seven  or  Eight  Years  after  the  Dealhot  the 
aboves''  Antho!iy  Littlefield. 

York  ss,  'I'his  Da\-  Jeremiah  Stoi-er  psonally  appeared  be- 
fore us  the  subscribei's  Oc   made  O.ith  to  the  Truth   of  the 


o 


22  Book    XIV,  Fol.  4. 

above  Writiiii--  AVells  Fcb'v  the  Eighth  1721/2— 

JohiiWiieelwriglit  John  Gray  (^iior  Unus  Just  Paei.s 
In  Perpetuam  Kci  Aleinoriani 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  lieceived  August  20.  1730 

Attest :     Jos :  Moody     Keg'' 


To  all  Peo]ile  to  whom  tiiesc  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  yv  that  we  John  Watson  &  Jabez  Dor- 
Watson  &     nian  of  Arundel  in  the  Count}'  of  York  within  his 
Doiman      Maj'^^'*  Province  &c  Yeomen  for  &  in  Considera- 
To  tion  of  the  Sum  of  Eleven  Pounds  to  us  in  Hand 

Perkins  licfore  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  di  truly  paid  by 
Tlionjas  Perkins  [Jun']  of  the  Town  &  County 
afores''  Yeoman  the  Receipt  whereof  we  do  acknowledge  it 
our  selves  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  do 
exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  the  s''  Thomas  Perkins  his 
Heirs  Exec"*  Admin'*  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given 
oranted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  A:  confirmed  ^^  by 
these  Presents  freely  fully  absolutely  give  grant  bargain 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Thomas  Perkins  his 
Heirs  ct  Assigns  for  ever  all  our  Kight  Title  Interest  Claim 
Challenge  or  Demand  We  have  had  or  ought  to  have  by  \'ir- 
tue  of  any  Deed  or  Grant  whatsoever  unto  a  Parcel  of  Cp- 
land  or  Tract  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  Arundid 
afores''  known  by  the  Name  of  Montecjue  Islands  Bounded 
AVestwardly  by"  a  Ditch  iSL-  Creek  Northw:irdly  by  Mui-sh 
now  in  the  Possession  of  the  s''  Watson  lV!:.  Dorman  Kastward- 
ly  by  a  Creek  &  Ditch  to  the  Flats  or  Salt  Water  Cove 
which  is  the  South  Rounds  of  the  s''  Land  To  have&  to  hold 
the  s''  oranted  and  b:irgained  Premisses  with  the  Appurees 
Priviledges  &  CoiTiodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any 
wise  apper —  or  belonging  To  him  the  s''  Thomas  Perkins 
his  Heirs  it  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  i)roper  Use 
Benefit  <Sc  Behoofe  for  ever — And  that  the  s''  Thomas  Per- 
kins his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  iSc  may  from  Time  to  Time 
&  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  X'irlue  of 
these  Presents  lawfully  jieaceably  &  (juietly  have  hold  use 
occupy  possess  c'i  enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Prem- 
isses with  the  AjiiHirces  free  it  clear  i)t  freely  c^-  clearly  ac- 
(juitted  exonerated  &  discharged  fnjni  all  and  all  Manner  of 
former  or  other  Gifts  (irants  Bargains  Sales  Wills  Entails 
Jovntures  Thirds  or  Dowries  iSc  Encunii)rances  whatsoever — 
Furthermore  We  the  s''  John  Watson  Jabe/.  Dorman  for  our 
selves  our  Heirs  Exec''*  Admin''*  e\c  each  of  them  do  covenant 
tt  en<>-age  the  above  demised    Premisses  to  him  the  s'  Thom- 


Book    XIV.   Foi,.   5.  -2?, 

as  Perkins  his  IK-irs  tVc  Assigns  iiiiuinst  \\w  lawful  Claims  or 
Demands  of  any  Pcrs()n  or  Persons  whatsoever  to  warrant 
secure  tSL-  defend  fn)m  bv  or  under  us  our  Heirs  &  Assigns 
or  from  by  or  under  M'  Nicholas  Morev  the  Former  Posses- 
sor tiiei'eof  by  Virtue^  of  any  Deed  from  the  s''  Morey  In 
^\'itness  whei-eof  \\v  ha\('  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals 
this  Sixth  Day  of  January  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  l729/o(» 
The  word  [Jun'']  was  interlined  between  the  Fifth  it  Sixth 
Tiines  Ix'foi'e  Sii^'nini;'  ct-  Scaiini;' 

John  Watson  his  ^hirk   X    (s.mI)  Jabez  Dorman   (ScmI) 

Siirned  Sealed  ct  Dcli\crc(l  in  Presence  of  Xathanacl  A\er- 
ell  Sanuiel  Wildes 

York  ss/15iddeford  Julv  ihc  !;'>"'  IT.'iO  Then  the  witliin 
named  Joliii  \\'atson  and  Jahcz  Dormaii  psonallv  ajipeared 
iVc  aeknowleflged  the  within  written  Instrument  to  be  their 
free  &  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Piefore  uie     -lohn  Gray     flust  Pac^ 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  August  "iO,  1730 

Attest     Jos  :  Moodv      Kea' 


To  all  Pcdjih'  to  wiioni    these    Presents   shall  some  (irect- 

ing  Know  ye  that  We  John  \\'ats<)n  Jabez 

Watson    Doimau       Dornian  cV;;  John  Fairfield  all  of  A rundel  in 

*  Fail-field  \\^^.  (',,ui}ty  of  York  Yeomen  ii.n- &.  in  Con- 

1"  sideration   of  a  (^uit   Claim   fi'om  'I'homas 

rcrliiii.s  Perkins  Jun'   of  jVrundel  afores''  bearing 

('([ual  Date  \s\\\\  these  Presents  have  given 
granted  liargained  enfeoffed  (•onv(>ye,d  &  confirmed  it  do  by 
these  Presents  freely  fully  absolutely  give  grant  bargain 
convey  &  confirm  &  for  ever  (|uit  Claim  unto  him  the  s'' 
Thomas  Perkins  his  Heirs  Ex'^  Adniin'^  &  Assigns  for  ever 
all  our  Right  Title  ('laim  or  Deiuand  we  have  had  or  ought 
to  have  by  \'irtue  of  any  Deed  (irant  or  Convc3'ance  made 
to  us  or  either  of  -  -  by  any  Person  or  Persons  whatso- 
ever unto  a  Parcel  or  'I'lact  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being 
[5]  in  Arundel  containing  ThirtA'  A(;res  be  it  more  or  less  it 
being  Part  of  that  Xeck  of  Land  known  by  the  Name  (jf 
^^onte(|ue  Xeck  with  the  Xeek  Island  thereunto  Ixdonging 
w' '■  is  the  Ivistermost  Pai't  of  the  Xeck  &  bounded  as  follow- 
eth  viz  Heginning  at  a  Rock  lying  near  the  Flats  at  the  South 
Side  running  Fourty  Four  Rods  Xorth  AVest  &,  by  Xorth 
towards  M'  ,Iohn  AVatsons  to  a  Heap  of  Rotdvs  i^c  a  Stake 
then  running  Xoi'tli  t'c  Half  a  Point  Fast  Thirty  Four  Itods 
to  an  Heap  of  Stones  thence  running  Xorth  iVc  b\-  Fast  Fifty 
Eight  Kods  to  a  Heap  of   Kocks   by  the   Jiack  Cove  c'c  the 


24  Book    XIV,  Fol.   5. 

[little  Neck]  lying  at  the  South  Side  of  the  s'l  Neck  bound- 
ed with  Salt  Water  Flats  all  round  To  have  and  to  hold  the 
s''  granted  vSc  bargained  Preiuis.se*  with  the  Ai)i)urees  Privi- 
ledge.s  it  Colli oditie.s  to  the  .same  belonging  or  in  any  wise 
appertaining  To  him  the  «'•  Thomas  Perkins  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs tor  ever  To  his  &  their  jiroper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe 
for  ever  And  that  the  s''  Thomas  Perkins  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs shall  tt  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for 
ever  hereafter  by  by  Fortn;  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  law- 
fully peaceably  and  (juietly  have  hold  use  oeeupy  possess  I'i 
enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  A\}- 
purces  free  ^.t  clear  i\t  freely  c^c  clearly  ac(|uitted  exonerated 
&  disciiarged  from  all  &  Manner  of  former  or  other  (i if ts 
Grants  Bargains  Sales  Intaiis  Joyntures  Dowries  &  Thirds 
Furtiiermorc  we  the  s''  John  Watson  Jabez  Dorman  &,  John 
Fairtield  for  our  selves  our  Heirs  Exec"^^  Admin""  &  each  of 
them  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  to 
him  the  s''  Thomas  Perkins  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the 
lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  what- 
soever to  warrant  secure  (Sc  defend  from  by  or  under  us  our 
Heirs  Exec"'  Admin"  or  Assigns  In  Witness  wiiereof  we 
have  hereunto  set  to  our  Hands  &  Seals  this  Sixth  Day  of 
January  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  Anno(i  Domini  172;i/o() — 
The  words  [Little  Neck]  between  the  Twenty  Second  l<: 
Third   Lines  was  done  Ijcfore  Signing  &  Sealing 

John  Watson  his  Mark  X  (Seai;  Jabez  Dorman  (s,mI) 
John  Fairheld    (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  t*c  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Nathan  Averell 
Sanmel  Wildes 

York  ss/Biddeford  July  i;5  17;i(l  Then  tiie  within  named 
John  Watson  Jabez  Dorman  it  John  Fairheld  psonally  ap- 
peared &  acknowledged  the  within  written  Instrument  to  be 
their  fiee  &  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Before  Me     John  (iray     .lus  :  Pac^ 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec''  Aug^^  20.  17:^(1 

Attest     Jos :  JloodA'     Keg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  coii;c  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  John  Watson  of  Arundel  in  tlie 
AVatsdii     County  of  York  Husbandman  for  it  in   Considera- 
T(i  tion   of  the  sum  of  One  Hundred   it   Sixty  Pounds 

Stone       Money  it  Three   Tiiousand    of    Merciiantable    Pine 
Boards  to  me  in  Hand   before  the  Ensealing  hereof 
well  it  truly  paid  by  Jonathan  Stone  of  Beverly  in  the  Coun- 
ty of  Essex  Coaster  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  ac- 


Book    XIV,  Fol.   5.  25 

knowlodjro  &  myself  thoivwith  fully  siiti.sfipd  &  contented  & 
thereof  iJc  of  every  Part  iSi  Pared  thereof  do  exonerate  ac- 
(|uit  &  discharge  the  s''  Jonathan  Stone  his  Heirs  Exec"*Ad- 
inin'^  forever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargain- 
ed sold  aliened  conveyed  iSi  confirmed  it  by  these  Pi'csents 
do  freely  fully  ifc  al)soltitrly  gi\'e  grant  bargain  sell  alieiie 
coiive}'  and  confirm  unto  him  the  s'^  Jonathan  Stone  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  ()n<'  Messuage  or  Tract  of  Land 
situate  lying  &  being  in  Arundel  afores''  [containing  bv  Ks- 
timation  Seventeen  Acres  more  or  less]  with  all  the  ( 'oiu- 
nnni  Kii;lits  thereunto  belonging  which  Land  iVc  Ahirsh  is 
bounded  as  foUoweth  viz  On  the  North  with  a  Salt  Water 
Cove  or  Flats  &  on  the  East  with  Land  set  off  to  Jabez  Dor- 
man  it  on  till'  South  with  by  the  High  ^^'a\•  tt  on  the  West  with 
the  Flats  it  a  small  Creek  which  Parcel  of  Land  was  set  off 
to  tlu'  s'  John  Watson  as  his  Part  of  y"  Neck  of  Land  which 
was  called  Mounteques  Neck  it  is  tlu^  North  Corner  thereof 
To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  it  bargained  Premisses 
with  the  Housings  it  Building  thereon  it  the  Appurces  Pri- 
\  Hedges  ( 'oinodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  anywise 
appertaining  To  him  the  s'*  flonathan  Stone  his  Hcnrs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  To  his  it  their  oidy  ])roper  Use  Bcnetit  it  Be- 
hoofe  forever  And  I  tlie  John  AVatson  for  me  my  Heirs 
Ivvcc"  Admin"*  do  covenant  jjromise  it  grant  to  it  with  the 
s''  Jonathan  Stone  his  Heirs  it  Assigns  that  before  tin;  En- 
sealing hereof  I  am  the  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bargain- 
ed Premisses  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  it 
lawful  .Vuthority  to  grant  Iiargain  sell  conlirm  s''  bargained 
Premisses  as  aboves''  and  that  the  s''  Jonathan  Stone  his 
Heirs  it  Assigns  shall  it  may  from  Time  to  Time  it  at  all 
Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  it  Virtue  of  these  Pres- 
ents lawfully  have  hold  use  occnipy  j)ossess  it  enjoy  the  s'' 
demised  it  l)argain(Hl  it  bargained  Premisses  witli  tlu^  Ap- 
purces  free  it  clear  from  all  it  all  Manner  of  former  or  other 
(lifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails 
Joyntures  Dowries  Thirds  Judgments  Executions  Encum- 
brances it  Extents  Furthermore  I  the  s''  John  AVatson  for 
my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"*  Admin"*  do  covenant  and  engage 
the  abovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Jonathan  Stone 
his  Heirs  it  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands 
of  any  Person  or  Persons  whiitsoevcr  for  ever  li(!reafter  to 
warrant  secure  it  defend  And  Wuth  Watson  the  wife  of  me 
the  s'  John  Watson  doth  freely  willingly  ct  (|uietly  yield  up 
it  surrender  u])  her  Right  of  Dowry  it  Thirds  in  tt  unto  {\u: 
aforebargained  Premisses  In  AA'itiiess  whereof  we  have  here- 
unto set  to  our  Hands  it  Seals  this  Eleventh  Day  of  May  in 


26  Book    XIV,  Fol.  (i. 

_y'  Year  of  our  I^ord  ()mo  'riiousand  Seven  Iluiidred  i<:  Tliii'- 
ty  1730  Tlu'  words  [('ontuiniii!;  Seventeen  Aeres  more  oi- 
lers by  Estimation]  between  tlie  Sixteentli  &  Seventeenth 
Lines  was  interlined   before  Siii'ning  &  Sealing 

his  her 

John  X  Watson      (Seal)  Ruth  X  Watson      (Seal) 

mark  niarlc 

Sign''  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  .lohn  Bui'bank  Sam' 
Averell 

York  ss/Biddeford  .luly  flic  l.")"'  IT:!!).  Then  tiie  above- 
named  Jolm  ^\'atson  psoiuilly  ajipeared  t'c  acknowledged  the 
abovewritten  Instrument  to  lie  iiis  free  iSc  voUintar\'  Act  i^ 
Deed 

Before;  me     John  (iray     Just  :   Pac" 
A  true  Copv  of  tiie  Original  Ree'' Aug^  20   IToO 

Attest     Jos  :    Moody     Rei;' 


Know  all  Men  by  tliese  Presents  that  I  Sanuiel  Littlefield 

ol  ^\'ells   in   the   County-  of  "^'orlv  in  tiie  Province 

J.itilefk'ld     (,f  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  divers 

To  good  Causes  &   Consideration   moving  me  there- 

Mailctocks  unto  have  given  granted  bargained  it  sold  unto 
Henry  Maddocks  of  the  same  Town  iSc  County  a 
certain  Tracts  of  Land  containing  One  Hundred  Acres  be  it 
more  or  less  situate  lying  it  being  at  Weils  afores''  at  a  Place 
called  ]\Iowsom  Butted  it  liounded  as  followcth  On  y*=  North 
West  with  Land  of  'I'homas  Wormwood  ct  South  East  on 
my  own  Tjand  ct  North  East  on  Kcnnebunk  River  it-  South 
West  on  AVowsom  River  ct  is  Forty  Rods  in  Breadth  To  have 
&  to  hold  unto  him  the  s''  Henry  Maddocks  his  Heirs  Exec'" 
Admin'-' it  Assigns  for  ever  as  an  Estate  in  Fee  (only  re- 
serving to  my  self  a  certain  Piece  of  Marsh  joyning  or  run- 
ning into  the  s''  Land  with  all  the  Trees  Woods  it  Cnderwoods 
it  all  the  Priviledgcs  to  the  same  belonging  without  any 
Challenge  Claim  or  Demand  from  me  or  any  of  my  Heirs  &c 
for  ever  tt  will  warrant  uc(|uit  ct  for  ever  defend  him  the  s'' 
Henry  iSladdocks  in  the  ([uiet  ct  peaceable  Possession  of  the 
same  viz  The  whole  Breadth  from  River  to  River  ct  Two 
Hundred  Rods  in  Length  And  further  I  bind  my  self  in  the 
fenal  Sum  of  Ten  Pounds  to  give  the  s''  Henry  Maddocks 
the  RefiLsal  of  any  Marsh  that  I  shall  expose  to  the  Sale  on 
Mowsom  River  And  Franci's  m\  Wife  doth  by  these  Pres- 
ents give  ct  yield  up  unto  the  s'  Maddocks  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs all  her  Right  of  Dower  and  Power  of  Thirds  in  the 
f()rementioncd  Premisses  Li  Witness  ct  for  ConHrmation  [6] 
we  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  ct  Seals  this  First  Day  of 


Rook    XIV,   For,.   •;.  27 

Marcli  ill  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  'I'housaiid  Seven  Hun- 
dred &  Nineteen  Twenty 

Samuel  Littlefield      (Suai) 

Sign''  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presenee  of  us  Nicholas  Cole 
John  Wells 

Before  Signing  &  Sealing  it  is  to  be  understood  that  the 
s''  Henry  iSladdocks  is  to  fenec  off  from  his  Land  the  Piece 
of  Marsh  abovementioncd  &  keep  the  same  in  Kepair  for- 
ever 

York  ss/Wells  May  the  5">  1720  The  within  named  Sam- 
uel Littlefield  j)sonally  ajipeared  before  nie  the  Subscriber 
One  of  his  Maj'*''  -lu.stices  of  the  Peace  for  s''  County  &  ac- 
knowledge this  within  written  Deed  or  Instrument  to  be  his 
free  act  &  Deed 

John  WheelwTight 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Aug'  22,  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Aloody     Reg' 


Wells  August  24"'  1730  Received  of  Lieu'  Nicholas  Cole 

the  Sum  of  Thirty  Six  Pounds  nine   Shillings  &  One 

Sayer     Pcny  in  full  Satisfaction  on  my  Part  for  an  Plxecu- 

To       tion  to  be  served  on  s*  Cole  on  my  acco'  now  in  the 

t'"ie        Hands  of  Edward  Preble  Deputy  Sheriff 

Received  p  me     ffrancis  Saver 
Signed  and  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Samuel  .lefferds 
Sarah  Adams 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv'  Aug'  24,  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  John 
Robinson  of  Duxborough   in  the  County    of    Pli- 
Robinsuu    mouth  in  the  Province  of  the  ^Massachusetts  Bay  in 
To  New    England  Clerk  sendeth  Greeting,    Know  ye 

Jones  that  I  the  s''  John  Robinson   for  &  in    Considera- 

tion of  One  Thousand  Pounds  in  Money  to  me  in 
Hand  paid  by  Xathanael  Jones  of  Worcester  in  the  County 
of  Middlesex  in  the  Province  aboves''  Gentlqm  the  Receipt 
whereof  is  hereby  acknowledged  &  my  self  therewith  fully 
satisfied  contented  &  paid  &  thereof  the  s''  Nathanael  Jones 
his  Heirs  Exec'''  &  Admin"*  for  ever  acquitted  exonerated  & 
discharged  have  freely  fully  &  absolutely  given  granted  bar- 
gained sold  aliened  enfeoffed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Pres- 
ents do  freely  fully  clearly  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargaine 
sell  alicne  enfeoffe  convey  &  confii'm  from   nie  ct  my  Heirs 

Book  XIV  3 


28  Book    XIV,  Fol.   C. 

to  him  the  s''  Nathaniel  Jones  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  a 
certain  Farm  or  Tract  of  Land  lying  &  being  at  Falnumth 
in  Cascu  Bay  within  the  Province  of  ]\Iaine  containing  Two 
hundred  Acres  &  ujiwards  be  it  more  or  less  &  also  another 
Parcel  of  Land  &  ^Nlarsh  lying  &  being  in  Casco  Bay  afores'' 
on  the  North  East  side  of  the  River  comonly  &,  known  b}^ 
the  Name  of  Amascogin  River  near  Presumscot  Falls  con- 
taining Forty  one  acres  of  upland  &  Fourteen  Acres  of  Marsh 
&  also  Two  small  Islands  with  all  the  Land  thei'eupon  the 
one  called  Portland  Island  &  the  other  called  Ram  Island 
both  lying  at  the  ]\Iouth  of  the  Harbor  of  of  s"'  Casco  alias 
Falmouth  all  which  Tracts  or  Parcels  of  Land  Marsh  X-  Is- 
lands with  the  xVpj)urces  thereto  belonging  was  formerly 
pui'chased  b}'  John  Rouse  late  of  Marshfield  in  the  s'*  Coun- 
ty of  Plymouth  Dec'  of  James  Andre^\s  late  of  s''  Casco  Bay 
&  ^largaret  his  Wife  as  by  one  Deed  or  Instrument  in  Writ- 
ing under  their  Hands  &  Seals  &  executed  according  to  Law 
bearing  Date  the  kSevcnteenth  Day  of  May  Anno  Domini 
1698  may  appear  Reference  being  had  to  the  s''  Deed  for 
the  more  certain  &  jiticular  Demonstration  of  the  (Quantity 
&  Boimds  of  the  same  To  have  and  to  hold  all  the  aboves^ 
Farm  Tract  &  Tracts  of  Land  Marsh  &.  Island  described  as 
aboves"  with  all  &  singular  the  Profits  Priviledges  Comodi- 
ties  Ways  Coiuons  Hereditaments  &  Appurces  thereunto  be- 
longing in  as  full  &  ample  manner  to  all  Intents  Construc- 
tions &  Purposes  as  the  same  are  conveyed  unto  the  s''  John 
Rouse  by  the  s''  James  Andrews  &  Margaret  his  Wife  by  the 
aboves''  Deed  with  all  the  Grants  Covenants  &  Agreements 
therein  contained  or  mentioned  To  him  the  s''  Nathanael 
Jones  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  to  belong  &  appertain 
to  his  &  their  onlj'  projjcr  U^e  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever 
free  &  quit  &  clearly  acquitted  &  exonerated  of  &  from  all 
other  &  former  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Titles  Troubles 
Charges  Impositions  or  Encumbrances  whatsoever  from  bv 
or  under  me  the  s''  John  Robinson  or  by  my  Means  Privity  or 
Procurement,  And  that  the  s''  Nathanael  Jones  shall  &  may 
from  henceforth  &  for  ever  hereafter  by  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  claim  iSL-  hold  as  good  Right  Title  &  interest  of  & 
into  all  the  abovegranted  t^  bargained  Premisses  as  the  same 
were  conveyed  unto  the  aboves'^  John  Rouse  his  Heirs  & 
A-ssigns  by  Virtue  of  the  aboves'"  Deed  from  the  aboves'' 
James  Andrews  & 'Margaret  his  Wife  In  Witness  whereof 
I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  it  Seal  the  Eighth  Day  of 
March  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  God  One  Thousand  Seven 
Hundred  &  Twenty  Eight  or  Twenty  Nine 

John  Robinson      (seal) 


Book    XIV,  Foi,.   7.  2!t 

Siofiicd  Scaled  i<;  nolivcrcd  in  the  Presence  of  John  Wads- 
wurtli  John  Wadsworth  Jun'  I'riah  Wadsworth 

PUmouth  ss/Fcb^>'28  1729/30  The  abovenamed  John  Rob- 
inson psonally  appeared  &  acknowledged  the  above  written 
Instrument  to  be  his  Act  &  Di'cd 

Before  me     Edw'  Ame(i     Just  of  y''  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Aug^  24.  17o0 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Josei)h  Weare  of  York  in  the 
Wvniv         County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Massachu- 
''"  setts  Bay  in  New  England  Yeoman  for  and  in  Con- 

SikV^i'  sideration  of  the  Sum  of  Thirty  Eight  Pounds  & 
Five  Shillings  to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing 
hereof  well  and  truly  paid  by  Francis  Sayer  late  of  "\\'ells  in 
the  s''  County  of  York  now  of  Ijjswich  in  the  Count}'  of  Es- 
sex in  the  Province  afores''  Shop  Keeper  in  good  Bills  of 
Oedit  on  s"  Province  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  ac- 
knowledge &  myself  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  & 
thereof  t^  of  every  Part  i^  Parcel  thereof  do  exonei'ate  ac- 
()uit  &  discharge  him  tlie  said  Francis  .Sayer  his  Heirs  Ex- 
ec" &  Admin"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  grant- 
ed baroained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  [7]  confirmed  &  by 
these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bar- 
gain sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Francis 
Sayer  his  Heirs  and  iCssigns  for  ever  a  certain  Tract  or  Par- 
cel of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the  Township  of  York 
containing  Six  Acres  being  Part  of  my  Home  Place  Butted  & 
bounded  as  followeth  viz  Beginning  at  the  AVestwardly  Cor- 
ner of  said  Place  about  Seven  Rodds  more  or  less  to  the 
Westward  of  my  Barn  and  runs  from  thence  bounding  on 
Road  till  it  comes  to  the  Gull}'  that  runs  across  the  Road  a 
little  to  the  Northward  of  my  Dwelling  House  being  about 
Twenty  Five  Rods  in  Bi'eadtli  &  from  thence  runs  out  North 
East  tiie  same  Breadth  till  Six  Acres  be  fully  compleatcd  & 
ended  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s'' granted  &  bargained  Prem- 
isses with  all  tlu^  Appurces  Privilcdges  &  Commodities  to 
the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  apj)ertaining  to  him  the 
s''  Francis  Sayer  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  & 
their  only  })roper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  forever  And  I  the 
s''  Joseph  Weare  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Aditiin"  do  cov- 
enant promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Francis  Sayer  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the 
true  sole  &  lawful  Owner  of  the  abovebargaincd  Premisses 


30  Book   XIV,  Fol.   7. 

&  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own 
proper  Right  as  a  good  pfcct  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheri- 
tance in  Fee  simple  t*c  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Pow- 
er &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bai'gain  sell  convey  &  con- 
firm s''  bargained  Premisses  in  jMainier  as  afores''  And  that 
He  the  s''  Francis  Sayer  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may 
from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceahly  &  (jui- 
etly  have  liold  use  occup}'  i)ossess  &  enjcn'  the  said  demised 
&  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Apj)urces  free  &  clear  & 
freely  &  clearly  acquitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from 
all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains 
Sales  Leases  Mortgages  AVills  Entails  .Io\ntures  Dowries 
Judgments  Executions  or  Incumbrances  of  what  Name  or 
Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  Measure  or  Degree  obstruct 
or  make  void  this  in-esent  Deed  Furthermore  I  the  s''  Joseph 
AVeare  for  myself  my  Heirs  Exec'^  &  Admin"*  do  cov(Miunt 
&  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Fran- 
cis Sayer  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or 
Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  here- 
after to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Presents  In^wit- 
ness  whereof  I  the  s''  Joseph  Weare  have  hereunto  set  mv 
Hand  &  Seal  the  Twenty  Seventh  Day  of  August  in  the 
Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  his  Maj'^''  King  George  the 
Second  Anno(|  Domini  WW 

Josejjh  "\\'eare  his  Mark  X      (yeai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Xath"  Don- 
nell  Jun"^  William  Elliot  John  Woodbridge 

York  ss/Aug'  27,  1730  Then  appeared  Joseph  Weare 
above  named  &  acknowledged  this  above  written  Instrum' 
to  be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Joseph  Moody     J  us  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Aug'  27  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  unto  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Marv 

Nevill  AVidowiVo  Susanna  Flegg  AVidow  both  <)f 

Iluds.ms  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  in  New  Eng- 

'^''^'  landtho  Heirs  of  William  Hudson  heretofore  of 

Bouldeisoii  Boston  afores''  Vintner  Deceased  Send  Greet- 

Gilbert  [ng  Know  ye   that  we  the  s'*  Alary  Xevill  it 

Susanna  Flegg  for  &  in  Consideration  of  tlie 

Love  good  will  &  affection  which  we  bear  unto  John  Bould- 

erson  Mariner  &  JIary  Gilbert  Widow  both  of  Boston  in  the 

County  of  Suffolk  afores''  ha\e  given  &  granted  &  by  these 


Book   XIV,  For..   7.  31 

Presents  do  give  grant  enfeoff  &  eon  firm  unto  the  s'l  John 
Boulderson  >.Vc  Mary  Gilbert  their  Heirs  cVc  Assigns  for  ever 
in  equal  Halves  all  our  Right  Title  Interest  Inheritance 
Property  Claim  &  Demand  of  &  in  One  Thousand  Acres  of 
Land  given  &  granted  to  the  s''  'William  Hudson  by  William 
Phillips  heretofore  of  Saco  in  the  Province  of  Mayne 
(ali*  Yorkshire)  being  Part  of  a  Large  Tract  of  Land  Eight 
Miles  Scjuare  allotted" by  the  s"'  Phillips  for  a  Township  ly- 
ing on  th(!  Western  Side  of  Kenebunk  River  &  Eight  Aliles 
from  the  Sea  adjoyning  to  the  Inland  Head  of  the  Township 
of  Wells  Together  with  all  &  singular  the  Profits  Privi- 
ledges  &  Ap{)urces  thereto  belonging  or  in  any  wise  apper- 
tainino'  S^  the  Reversion  &  Reversions  Remainder  &  Remain- 
ders thereof  To  have  &  to  hold  tiie  s''  One  Thousand  Acres 
of  Land  granti'd  to  the  s''  "William  Hudson  by  the  s''  AVil- 
liam  Phillips  as  afores''  with  the  Appurces  unto  them  the  s'' 
John  Boulderson  &  Mary  Gilbert  their  Heirs  &  Assigns 
from  henceforth  &  for  ever  in  acjual  Halves  and  we  the  said 
Marv  Xevell  &  Susanna  Flegg  do  avouch  our  selves  at  & 
until  the  Time  of  the  Ensealing  ct  Delivery  of  these  Pres- 
ents to  be  the  Legal  Owners  of  the  s'^  granted  Land  &  Prem- 
isses with  the  ,\ppurces  having  in  our  selves  full  Power  & 
lawful  Authority  to  grant  aliene  convey  &  give  the  same  in 
Manner  as  afores''  So  that  of  I'c  from  All  Right  Estate  Title 
Interest  Reclaim  Challenge  or  Demand  to  be  l\v  us  the  s'' 
Mary  Nevcll  &  Susanna  Fleiig  or  either  of  us  our  or  either 
of  our  Heirs  Exec'»  or  Admin'"  at  any  Time  hereafter  had 
made  or  claimed  of  in  or  to  the  s''  given  &  granted  I^and  & 
Premisses  or  any  Part  thereof  we  &,  each  of  us  &  them  shall 
&  will  be  utterly  e.Kcluded  &  for  ever  debarred  by  Force  & 
N'irtuc  of  these 'Presents  In  Witness  whereof  we  the  s'^  Mary 
Ncvell  iSc  Su-iaiiiia  Flcgir  have  hereunlo  set  our  Hands  & 
Seals  this  Fir>l  Dav  of  May  .\niio  Domini  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  c'C:  Twenty  Two 

Mary  Nevcll  her  :\Iark  X    (Seal)    Susanna  Flegg  (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  i.^  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Rob'  (iut- 
teridiie  riohn  Kicliards 

Suffolk  ss/ Boston  ;\Iay  y  S'l-  1722  :\I"  Mary  X'-viil  & 
Susanna  Flegg  acknowledged  tlii-  Instrum'  lo  be  theii- free 
.Vet  it  Deed' ' 

Before  .Me     John  Clark     Just  Pac« 

.\  true  Cdpv  (if  the  Original  Received  Aug'  2lt,  1780 

Attest     Jos:  Moody      Reg-- 


32  Book    XIV,  For..   S. 

[8]     To  all  People  to   whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
Joseph  Smith  of  York  in  the  County  of  York  in 
Smith  Xew  England  Husljandman    sendeth  (xriH^tini;  &.c 

To  whereas  there  was  granted  unto  Zehulun  Preble  at 

Thompson  a  Town  Meeting  in  York  afores"  March  17  1713/ 
14  Twenty  Acres  of  Land  at  the  Head  of  M'lri- 
tires  Fresh  Marsh  which  Grant  the  s''  Preble  had  Liberty  to 
remove  &  to  lay  out  the  same  where  it  may  not  entrench  on 
the  stixted  Town  Comons  or  any  other  Mans  Propriety  at  a 
Town  Meeting  in  York  afores''  ^^^J  ^  1727  And  whereas 
the  s'"  Zebulon  Preble  made  over  unto  the  afores''  Joseph 
Smith  Ten  Acres  of  the  s''  Twenty  as  by  his  Deed  for  the 
same  dated  July  22''  172()  Keference  being  thereunto  had 
may  appear  now  therefore  Know  ye  that  I  the  s''  Josej)!! 
Smitli  in  Consideration  of  the  sum  of  Seven  Pounds  Money 
to  me  paid  to  my  Content  b}'  Samuel  Thompson  of  s''  York 
in  the  County  afores''  Cordwainer  have  granted  bargained  t*i 
sold  &  hereby  do  absolutely  grant  bargain  &  sell  to  the  s'' 
Samuel  Thompson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  the  aboves'' 
Ten  Acres  of  Land  sold  to  me  by  the  s''  Zebulun  Preble  To 
have  and  to  hold  the  s''  Ten  Acres  of  Land  to  him  the  s'' 
Samuel  Thompson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  To  his  &  their 
only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  with  full  Pow- 
er &  Priviledge  to  lay  out  &  possess  the  same  according  to 
the  Tenor  of  the  abo\'erecited  Grants  in  as  ample  manner  as 
I  or  my  Heirs  could  ever  have  done  before  the  Ensealing 
hereof  And  I  do  further  covenant  for  me  &  my  Heirs  to  & 
with  the  s''  Samuel  Thompson  his  Heirs  <Si  Assigns  that  I 
have  full  Power  to  sell  c^  dispose  of  the  same  in  Manner  as 
aboves''  And  that  I  will  warrant  &  defend  the  same  to  him 
the  s'*  Samuel  Thompson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  all 
Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  Li  AVitness  whereof 
I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  tiiis  Fifteenth  Day  of 
July  in  tile  Fourth  Year  of  his  Majestys  Keign  .Vnnoii  Domi- 
ni One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred   l^  Thirty 

Joseph  Smith      (seai) 

Signed  Sealed   it  Delivered   in   the  Presence  of  us  John 
Thompson  Samuel  Gardner 

York  ss/July  1').  1730      Then  Joseph  Smith  abovenamed 
acknowledged  V  above  Listrumcnt  to  be  his  Act  di,  Deed 
Before  Me     Joepli  iNIoody  .Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copv  of  the  Original  Kec'  Scjit'  .')".  173(1 

Attest      Jos  :    M()«id\-      Reo' 


Rook    \IV,   Vol.  .s.  33 

To    all    Christian  People  to  whom  these    Pi-escnts   shall 
come  Thomas  Mason  of  Salem  in  the  County  of  Es- 
Masou       SOX  in  Xe\v  England  sendeth  Greeting  Know  ye  that 
'i'<i  I  the  s''  Thomas  Mason  for  divers  good  Causes  & 

Monall     C'onsiderations  me  thereunto    moving  <t  more  espe- 
cial ly  for  6c  in  Consideration  of  a  valuable  Sum  to 
me  in  Hand  i^aid  to  my  Satisfaction  by  Peter  Morrall  of  Bcv- 
erh'  in  the  County  afores''  Seaman   have  given  granted  bar- 
gained iSc  sold  cVi  do  by  these  Presents  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  assign  set  over  &  confirm  unto  the  s''  Peter    Morrall 
&  to  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  all  that  mv  Right  Title  &  Interest 
that  I  have  &  by  Right  belong  (unto  me  by  Virtue  of  a  Grant 
to  me  by  the  honoured  President  Thomas   Danforth  Esff  & 
Dei)ut3'-Governor  in  the  Massachusetts  Colony)    of  iSL  into 
several  Parcels  of  Land  lying  in  Casco  Bay  which  the  hon- 
oured Thomas  Danforth  granted  to  me  as  he  was  President 
of  the  Province  of  Main  some  Time  in  the  Month  Septem- 
ber Anno  Domini  KLSO  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  Parcel  of 
Land  with  all  my  Right  Title  c<:  Interest  therein  or  of  Right 
belongs  to  me  by  Virtue  of  the  s''  Grant  with  all  the  Profits 
Ai)j)urces  &,  Priviledges  in  any  wise  is  or  ought  to  be  there- 
unto l)elonging  or  appertaining  to  the  s'^  Peter  Morrall  his 
Heirs  Exec'"  Admin"  &  Assigns  To  his  &  their   own  proper 
Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  according  to  the  Tenor  & 
after  the  Manner  of  Holding  these  Grants  to  several  other 
Persons  at  the  same  Time  in  the  s''  Casco  Bay  And  I  the  s'' 
Thomas  Mason  do  covenant  i.^  promise  for  myself  m^'  Heirs 
ExeC"   Admin'*'  to   &    with   the  s''  Peter   Mt)rrall    his  Heirs 
Exec'^  Admin"*  &  Assigns   liy   these   Presents   that  I  have  a 
lawful  Right  &  Title  by  Virtue  of  the  afores''  Grant  in  &  to 
the  bargained  Premisses  iSc  that  tiiey  are  free  &  clear  from 
all  other  t<:  former  (Jifts  Grants.  Bargains  Sales  Tioubles  it 
Encumbrances  whatsoever  had  made  done  or  coiTiitted  or  suf- 
fered to  be  done  by  me  the  s'' 'i'honuis  Mason  or  any  by  from 
or  und(rr  me  &  shall  &  will  for  myself  my  Heirs  Exec'"  &  Ad- 
min'" warrant  i^c  defend  the  Rigid   &  Title  of  all  t^  singular 
the  Premisses  unto  him  the  said  Peter  ^lorrall   against  any 
Person  or  Persons   laying  (^laim   thereto  by  from   or  under 
me  whereby  the  s''  Peter  Morrall  his  Heirs  or  Assigns  shall 
or  may  be  molested  or  lawfully  evicted  out  of  the  Possession 
or  Knjoyment  thereof  according  to  that  Right  ^^  Title  that  I 
have  therein   ilt   now  conveyed   to  the  s''    i'eter  Morrall  In 
Witness  vvhei-eof  I    have  set  to  my    Hand  ^.^  S(>al  this  Eigh- 
teenth Day  of  Jaii'>  in  Ihe  year  of  our   Lord  One  Thousand 
Six  Hundred  i^  Eighty 

The  Sigiu'  ol  Thomas  Mason  X      (Seal) 


34  Book    XIV,  Fol.   9. 

Signed  Sealed  ifc  Delivered  in  the  Presence   of  us  HiUiard 
Veren  Benj^  Marstoii 

Thomas  Mason  acknowledged  the  abovewritten  to  be  his 
Act  &  Deed  Before  Me.  ISt"'  Jan'-y  I08O 

Bartho  (xednev  Assist^ 
Received  of  M'  Dudlej'  Feb'>'  8,  1713/14  To  be  kept  Safe 
for  y*"  Widow 

Essex  ss/This  Deed  is  Recorded  with  the  Records  of  s'' 
County  in  Lib"  1')  Fol"  152 

p     Stephen  Sewall     Record' 
Widow  Mary  Morrell  Claim  of  some  Lands  in  Casco  Bay 
sent  in   by  Maj"^  Sewall  Entered  with  the    Eastern  Claims 
Page  11 

p  Sam'  Phipjjs  Clerk  of  the  Com'"""  therefor 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Septemb'  !)  1730 

Attest     .J  OS :  Moody     Reg'' 


To  all  People  unto  whom  this  present  Deed  of  Sale  shall 
come  Richard  Shute  of  Boston  in  the  County  of 
simte  Suffolk  &  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in 
'i'o  New  England  Mariner  sendeth  Greeting  Know 
Drinkwater  yg  that  I  the  s''  Richard  Shute  for  &  in  Con- 
sideration f)f  the  Sum  of  Thirt}'  Five  Pounds  in 
Money  to  me  in  Hand  at  &  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery 
hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  John  Drinkwater  of  North  Yar- 
mouth in  the  County  of  York  &  Province  afores''  Cordwainer 
the  Receipt  I  whereof  hereb}'  acknowledge  &  thereof  do  acijuit 
&,  discharge  the  s'^  John  Drinkwater  his  Heirs  ExeC^  Admin'* 
forever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  & 
sold  released  enfeoffed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do 
give  grant  bargain  sell  release  enfeoffe  convey  &  confirm  un- 
to s''  John  Drinkwater  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  mv 
Right  &  Interest  whatsoever  that  I  now  have  or  hereafter 
may  have  of  &  in  any  Land  or  Lands  in  Fainiouth  in  tiic 
County  of  York  afores''  or  any  hoe Edifices  or  Build- 
ings whatsoever  at  Meetiiin:  House  Point  so  called  in  Fal- 
mouth  afores''  Also  a  Dwelling  House  of  Twenty  Three  Fe(;t 
long  Nineteen  Feet  wide  and  One  Third  Part  of  a  House  or 
Tenement  W"  formerly  belonged  to  Cap'  Richard  Collar  & 
Pelatiah  Mountjoy  about  Fifty  Rods  Distance  from  Collars 
now  Dwelling  House  in  Falmouth  afores''  Together  with  all 
&  Singular  the  Rights  Members  Profits  Priviledges  c^c  Ap- 
purccs  whatsoever  to  the  s''  granted  Premisses  belonging  or 
in  any  wise  appertaining  &  all  my  Right  t^  Interest  of  &  in 
any   Division    [9]    or  after  Divisions  of    Land    within    the 


Book   XTV,  Fol.   9.  35 

Township  of  Falmouth  iiforcs''  To  have  and  to  hold  tho  s'' 
granted  &  bari;aiiic'd  Pi'oiniseos  with  the  Rights  ^lenibers  & 
Appurces  thi;reof  unto  the  s''  John  Drinkwater  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe 
for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Richard  Shute  for  my  self  my  Heirs 
Exec"  &  Admin"  do  hereby  covenant  jironiise  grant  &  agree 
from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  to  war- 
rant &  defend  all  &  every  the  s''  granted  &.  bargained  Prem- 
isses with  the  Appurces  unto  the  s'^  John  Drinkwater  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  De- 
mands of  me  or  my  Heirs  or  any  other  Person  froiu  by  or 
under  me  or  them  In  "Witness  whereof  1  have  hereunto  set 
my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Twenty  Ninth  Day  of  November  Anno 
Domini  172!)  Annoq  R'  R'*'  Georgii  Secundii  Mag  Britannia 
&c  Tertio  '        Rich^  Shute      (Seai) 

Signed  Sealed   t'i   Delivered   in   the   Presence  of  us  John 
Roberts  Jun'  John  Miers 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  Nov 172!)  M"^  Rich'"  Shute  prsonal 

ly  appearing  acknowledged  the  aforewritten  Instrument  to 
be  his  free  Act  &,  Deed 

Before  me     Josejih  ^Vadsworth  J  :   Pae* 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'   Sej)!'  !),  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg' 

112SG39 

To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
Greeting  Know  ye  that  we  Thomas  Abbott  Jun''  of 
Abbot       Berwick  in   the  County  of  York  within  iiis  Maj'''* 
To  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay   in  New  Eng- 

Shackley  land  Cordwainer  &  Elisabeth  my  Wife  formerTy 
called  Elisabeth  Emery  Widow  &  Admin'''  of  the 
Estate  of  James  Emery  Jun"^  of  the  same  B(^r\vick  Yeoman 
dec'  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Twenty  Five 
Pounds  Seven  Siiillings  &  Six  Pence  to  us  in  Hand  j)aid  be- 
fore the  Ensealing  &  Deliver}'  hereof  by  Richard  Shaekerly 
of  Berwick  afores''  Cordwainer  the  Receipt  whereof  we  do 
hereby  acknowledge  cVi  our  selves  to  be  therewith  fullv  sat- 
isfied contented  &  paid  &  by  Virtue  of  y"  Power  &  Author- 
ity to  us  granted  by  the  Ilonoralile  the  -Justices  of  his  Maj'*" 
Superior  Court  of  Judicatiu-e  held  at  York  within  &  for  the 
afores''  County  of  York  on  t\u\  Second  Wednesday  of  May 
Anno(|  Domini  1730  we  the  s''  Tliomas  Abbot  &  Elisabeth 
Abbot  in  tiie  Capacity  of  Admin"  of  th(>  Estate  of  the  afore- 
s''  James  Emery  jun'  have  given  granted  bargained  sold 
aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  set  over  &  confirmed  unto  tiie  s'' 
Richard  Shackerlv  his  Heirs  &  Assisrns  for  evei-  b\'  these 


3(5  Book    XIV,  Fol.   9. 

Prosoiits  a  certain  Piece  or  Parcel  of  Land  which  was  Part 
of  the  Estate  of  the  s''  James  Emery  situate  lying  &  being 
in  Berwick  afores'^  containing  Two  Acres  &  an  Half  &  Six 
Pole  or  Rods  liutted  &  liounded  viz  Beginning  at  the  South 
East  C'<n-ner  of  the  Land  that  the  said  Richard  Shackerly 
formerly  Iwught  of  us  the  s''  Thomas  &  Elisabeth  Abbot  of 
the  Estate  ofthe  s'>  James  Emery  Jun''  Dec'  which  South 
East  Corner  is  on  the  South  Easterly  Side  of  Stony  Brook 
joyning  to  Elder  Lords  line  &  from  s'*  Corner  Bounds  North 
\\est  by  North  aljout  One  Third  West  by  the  s'>  Shackerl}''s 
Fence  Twenty  Five  Poles  thence  by  the  same  Fence  North 
by  AVest  Half  West  Twenty  Five  Poles  &  Nine  Foot  to  the 
Out  Lett  w^i"  s*  Shackerly  has  to  the  Road  next  Moses  Good- 
ins  Land  which  was  formerly  allowed   out  of  the  s''  James 
Emery's  Estate  &  then  liy  the  s>'  Out  Lett  Eastwardiy  Nine 
Poles  &  Three  Quarters  to  a  Stake  set  in  the  Ground  c^t  frcjm 
the  s'"  Stake  South  South  P^ast  about  One  Quarter  of  a  Point 
Southwardly  to  an  old  rotten  stump  by  s''  Lords  Fence  & 
from  s''  Stump  Two  Rods  &  an  Half  to  the  First  Station  c\L 
the  Line  on  the  East  Side  is  to  be  straight  from  the  s''  stump 
to  the  Extent  of  the  Nine   Poles  &  Three  Quarters  at  the 
Stake  next  Moses  Goodins  Land  The  s"  Two  Acres  &  Half 
&  Six  Poles  of  Land  together  with  all  &  singular  the  Trees 
Woods  Priviledges  Profits  Accomodations  Advantages  &  A})- 
purces  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  Ways  appertaining 
To  have  and  to  hold  to  hin'i  the  s'>  Richard  Shackerly  his 
Heirs  c^  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper  I'se 
Benefit  it  Behalfe  from  hence  forth  &  for  ever  And  AVe  the 
s'>  Thomas  Abbot  &  Elisabeth  Abljot  in  the  Capacit}'  afores'' 
do  for  our  selves  our  Heirs    Exec'^  &  Admin'-'  covenant  & 
engage  to  iSc  with  the  said    Richard    Shackerly  his   Heirs  X; 
As\sii^ns  that  at  c»i   liefore    the   Ensealing  hereof  we  are  the 
true'cSc  lawful  Owners    (in  our  s'>  Capacity)   of  the  aliove 
o-ranted  lii  bargained  Premisses  &  are  lawfully  seized  there- 
of &  have  good  i)c  lawful  Authority  to  sell  &  dispose  of  the 
same  as  afores''  c'c  will  f\)r  ever  hereafter  warrant  tt  defend 
the  s''  Richard  Shackerly  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  in  tiic  peace- 
able &  (luiet  Possession"    &    enjoyment    thereof  against  our 
Selves  our  Heirs  Exec'»  Admin'*'  &  against  the  lawful  Claims 
&  Demands  of  any    Person    or    Persons    whatsoever  to  the 
same    or    any     Part    thereof    In    AVitnt'ss    wliereof    the   s'' 
Thomas  c'c  Elisabeth  Abbot  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  t>i 
Seals  the  Twenty  Fifth  Day  of  June  in  the  Fourth  Year  of 
his  Maj>>^'  Name  Anii()<|  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hun- 
dred >!v:  Thirtv 
Thomas  Abbott    (Scui)    Elisabeth  Al>bott  her  Mark  +  (Se;ii) 


Book    XIV .   Fol.   '.).  37 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  in  Pre.senceof  us  James  Grant, 
Josepli  ^loulton,  Jolin  Bradstreet 

York  ss  IVrwick  June  y  2')'"  173(t  Thomas  Abbot  &  Elis- 
abeth his  Wife  psonall}'  appearing  before  me  the  Subscriber 
acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrument  to  be  their  free  Act 
&  Deed 

Samuel  Came     Just:  Pac" 
A  true  (-'opy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Sept'  iS,  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Mood\'     Keg' 


To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
Greeting  Know  ye  that  I  Thomas  Pickerin  of  Ports- 
Piekeriii  mouth  in  the  Province  of  New  Hampshire  Mill- 
To  Wright  for  &  in  Consideration  [of  tln'  Smn  of]  of 
Preble  forty  Pounds  in  "ood  I'i  lawful  Money  of  ^ivw  Ens- 
land  to  me  in  Hand  Iiefore  the  Ensealing  hereof 
well  &  truly  paid  liy  Jedediah  Preble  of  York  in  the  County 
of  York  Husbandman  the  Keceipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  ac- 
knowledge I'c  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  contented  & 
paid  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exoner- 
ate acquit  &  discharge  the  s''  Jedediah  Preble  his  Heirs  Ex- 
ec' Admin"^"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted 
bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  A  confirmed  &  l)y  thes(^ 
Presents  do  freel}'  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  liargain  sell 
aliens  convey  &  confirm  unto  hiin  the  s'' Jedediah  Preble  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  certain  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Salt 
Marsh  situate  being  &  lying  in  York  in  the  County  of  York 
in  the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England 
contivining  b)'  Estinuition  Two  Acres  be  it  more  less  butted 
&  bounded  as  follows  viz  on  the  North  West  Side  of  a  Brook 
called  Alwife  Brook  Beginning  at  Alwife  Bridge  so  called  tt 
running  by  s''  Brook  Soutii  W^esterly  imtil  it  conu>s  to  V 
Old  Mill  Creek  so  called  i^  running  North  Easterly  by  s'' 
Creek  until  it  comes  to  the  great  Bridge  so  called  or  howso- 
ever the  same  is  any  otherwise  butted  &  bounded  it  being 
the  whole  of  that  Ti-act  of  Salt  Marsh  within  the  liounds 
mentioned  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  I't  bargained 
Premisses  with  all  the  A]ipurces  Priviledges  t\i  Comodities 
to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appmlaining  To  him 
the  s''  Jedc^diah  Preble  his  Hciirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his 
&  their  only  projicr  Use  Benefit  I'v:  Behoofe  for  ever  And  I 
the  sd  Thomas  Pickerin  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  Admin'^  Oc 
Assigns  do  covenant  promise  &  engager  to  &  with  the  said 
Jedediah  Preble  his  Heirs  I'c  Assigns  that  before  the  iCnseal- 
ing  hereof  1  am  IIk'  true  sdle  iSc    lawful  Owiici'  ol  llii'  ab()\e- 


38  Book    XIV,   Fol.   10. 

bargained  Premisses  cSb  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the 
same  &  have  in  013^  self  good  Right  &  full  Power  &  lawful 
Authority  to  grant  bargain  &  sell  &  convey  &  confirm  y"  s'' 
bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  aboves''  &  that  the  s'^  Jer- 
ediah  Preble  his  Heirs  &' Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to 
Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hc^reaftcu'  I)y  Force  &  Vir- 
tue of  these  Presents  lawfully  &  peaceably  &  (juietly  have 
hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s"  demised  &  bargained 
Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly 
[10]  ac()uitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all  c^  all 
JNIanner  of  former  &  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases 
Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Ex- 
ecutions Encumbrances  &  Entails  Furthermore  I  the  said 
Thomas  Pickerin  [for  my  self]  my  Heirs  ExeC'^  Admin"  do 
covenant  &  engage  y''  abovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the  s'' 
Jerediah  Preble  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful 
Claim  or  Demand  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for 
ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  And  Dorothy 
Pickerin  the  AVife  of  me  the  s"  Thomas  I'ickerin  chAh  by 
those  Presents  freely  willing  give  yield  up  &  surrender  all 
her  Right  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  Thirds  of  in  &  to  the  afore- 
demised  Premisses  unto  him  the  s''  Jedediah  Preble  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my 
Hand  &  Seal  this  Eighteenth  Day  of  July  Aniuxi  Domini 
One  Thousand  Seven'llundred  &  Thirty 

Thomas  Pickerin      (seal)      Dorothy  Pickerin      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv(>red  in  Presence  of  Edw'  Preble 
Eben'  Bane 

Received  on  the  Day  of  the  Date  hereof  the  Sum  of  Forty 
Pounds  of  the  within  "named  Jedediah  Preble  being  the  Con- 
sideration within  expressed 

p     Thomtis  Pickerin 

York  ss/ July  IS.  IToO  Then  appeared  Thomas  Pickerin 
abovenained  &  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrument  to  be 
his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Before  Me     Joseph  Moody     Jus  :  Peace 

Dorothy  Pickerin  Signed  Sealed  Oi  Deliveivd  tiiis  present 
Deed  in  Presence  of  us  Sanuiel  Pickerin  Will'"  Pitman 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec<>  Sept'  10.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  M(»odv     Re<>'' 


Book    XIV,  Fol.   10.  .lit 

To  all  People  to   whom  these  Presents  shall    come  know 

ye  that  I  ^\'illiam   PeppeiTell  .lun'  of  Kitterv  in 

PeppcncU      the  County  of  Yoik   within  y  Province  of  the 

't""  ]\Iassaclmsetts   Ba\'   in   New  En<rland  Esq'  for  eVc 

rci)peiTcll  ill  C'onsideration  of  the  Smu  of  Forty  Pounds  in 
<>ood  lawful  Money  of  the  Province  afores''  to 
me  in  Hand  well  *.Vc  truly  jjaid  by  William  Pepperrell  P]s(|'' 
of  Kitterv  in  the  Coimty  afores''  tlw  Keceipt  whereof  to  full 
Content  i!t  Satisfaction  1  do  heniby  acknowledge  &  my  self 
therewith  fully  paid  have  iiiven  granted  bargained  &  sold  tt 
do  by  these  Presents  fully  frcelj'  &  absolutely  give  grant  bar- 
gain &  sell  unto  the  s''  ^Villianl  Pej)perrell  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs forever  One  ^Messuage  or  Trac't  of  Land  l^ing  &  being 
in  Kitter\'  afores''  cout"  b\'  Kstiniation  Two  Acres  &  is  but- 
ted &  bounded  as  is  set  forth  in  a  Return  under  the  Hand  of 
John  Addams  One  of  the  Surve}ers  Dated  the  fi"'  Dav  of 
April  1724  on  Kittery  Town  Records  will  ai)pear  Only  the 
s''  William  Pepperrell  Jun'  reserves  to  himself  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  out  of  the  s''  Two  Acres  of  Laud  all  that  Lot 
of  Land  that  13'th  between  y^  Half  Acre  of  Land  that  be- 
longs to  the  House  where  M'»  Margery  AVhittemore  dwells 
&  that  I>ott  of  Tiaiid  which  -lames  Pamer  is  to  have  a  De('d 
for  when  He  hath  paid  the  Mone\-  for  it  To  liav('  t^c  to  hold 
the  above  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Privi- 
ledges  &  Appurces  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wa3^s 
appertaining  (only  what  is  before  reserved)  To  him  the  s'' 
William  Pei)perrell  his  Heirs  H  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  c^ 
their  only  proper  Use  Benelit  &  Behoofe  And  the  s''  'NMl- 
liam  Pepj)errell  Jun"'  doth  covenant  promise  &  engage  that 
before  the  Siiiuing  &  Sealini;'  hereof  that  He  is  the  true  sole 
it  lawful  Owner  of  the  aforegranted  &  bargained  Premisses 
(tthat  He  is  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  his 
own  proper  Right  as  a  good  jjfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  In- 
heritance in  Fee  simple  &  that  He  hath  full  Power  &  lawful 
Authority  to  sell  &  dispose  of  the  same  in  Manner  as  afore- 
s''  And  that  he  will  forever  warrant  secure  iSb  defend  the  same 
unto  him  the  s''  William  Pepi)errell  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Per- 
sons whatsoever  And  Mary  Pei)j)errell  Wife  of  me  the  s'' 
William  Pcpi)errell  Jun'  doth  by  these  Presents  freely  ful- 
l}'  it  willingly  give  yield  up  Oc  surrender  unto  him  tlu^  s'' 
AMUiam  Pep])errell  his  Heirs  tt  Assigns  fon^ver  all  hei' 
Right  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  'I'hirds  of  in  ct  unto  the  aforc;- 
granied  it  l)argaiiied  Premisses  In  Witness  whereof  I  have 
hereunto  set  my  Hand  it  Seal  tiiis  Ninth  Day  of  August  An- 
no Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  it  Twenty  Nine 


40  Book    XIV,  Fol.   10. 

William  Pepperrell  Jun''  (Seal)   Mary  Pcpperrell  (Seal) 
Si.n'ru'd  Sfiiled   it    Dt'livcrcd   in   the  PrcseiiCL'   of  Timothy 
UuiTit;ii  ,Iun'  Maiy  ,l:iokson  "William  Ball 

York  ss/Sepf  11.  1730  Then  appeared  William  Pepper- 
rell Jun''  KsfY  &  Mary  his  Wife  abovenamed   &  aeknowl- 
edjiX'd  thi.s  foregoini;-  In.strumeiit  to  be  their  Act  &  Deed 
B(>for(^  me     Joseph  ^Nloody     Jus  :  Peaee 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Keceiv"  Sept'  11  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greets 

ing  &c'  Know  ye  that  I  Samuel  Johnson  of  [Kit- 

.Idhnsuii  tery]  in  the  County  of   York    within  his  Maj'^'s 

To  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 

Pepi)cirell  land  House  Carpenter  for  &  in  Consideration  of 
the  Sum  of  Three  Pounds  in  good  cV;  lawful 
Money  of  the  Province  afores''  to  me  in  Hand  before  the  En- 
sealing hereof  well  i)c  truly  paid  by  William  Pe]ii>crrell  Jun' 
of  Kitteiy  in  the  County  afores''  Esq'  the  Keceipt  whereof  I 
do  hereby  acknowledge  i.t  myself  therewith  fully  satisfied  & 
contented  &  thereof  &  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exon- 
erate acquit  &  discharge  the  s''  William  Pe}iperrell  his  Heirs 
Exec"*  Admin'=^  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  aliened  convej'ed  &  conlirmed  &  by  these 
Presents  do  fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
convey  &  confirm  unto  the  s''  AVilliam  Pepperrell  his  Heirs 
&  Ass"igns  for  ever  all  the  Part  Portion  or  Proportion  of  in 
tSc  unto  the  Comon  c'v:  Undivided  Lands  within  Vc  Township 
of  Kittery  &  Berwick  Together  with  all  such  Rights  Liber- 
ties Inummities  Profits  Privilcdges  Emoluments  iSc  Ai)iiur- 
ces  as  in  any  Kind  appertain  thereto  with  the  Reversions  & 
all  the  Estate  Right  Title  Interest  Inheritance  Property  Pos- 
session Claim  &  Demand  of  him  the  said  Sam'  Johnson  of  in 
&  to  the  same  &  every  Part  thereof  To  have  and  to  hold  all 
the  abovegranted  Premisses  with  all  &  singular  the  Appur- 
ces  &  Privilcdges  thereof  unto  the  s''  William  Pepi)crrcll  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  To  his  i^c  their  own  sole  proper  Use  licncfit 
&  Behoof e  for  ever  And  that  the  s''  AVilliam  Pepperrell  his 
Heirs  Exec'*  Admin"*  or  Assigns  shall  act  &  have  the  voice 
of  the  s''  in  Ordering  Settling  it  Dividing  s'' Conuuon  Rights 
as  He  the  s''  Samuel  Johnson  might  havi'  have  done  before 
t  he  sale  hereof  And  the  s''  Sanuiel  Johnson  doth  hereby  cov- 
e  nant  promise  it  oblige  himself  his  Hi'irs  Exec"  Admin'*  for 
e  ver  hereafter  to  warrant  &  defend  all  the  abovegranted 
P  reniisses  it  Appurtenances    thereof   unto    the  s''  William 


Book    XIV,  Foi,.    11.  41 

Popperrcll  liis  Heirs  cVc  Assigns  the  lawful  Ciainis  &  De- 
iiKinds  of  all  it  every  Person  or  Persons  wiionisoever  &  at 
;iiiv  Time  or  Times  hereafter  on  Demand  to  give  &  pass  sucii 
turther  it  ample  Assurance  &  Conlirmation  of  the  the  Prem- 
isses untcj  tiie  s''  ^^'illiam  re[)perrell  his  Heirs  it  Assigns f(H' 
ever  as  in  Law  or  Kqiiity  can  reasonably  be  devised  or  re- 
(|uired  In  Witness  wliereof  I  iiave  hereunto  set  my  Hand  & 
Seal  tlie  third  Day  of  July  Anno  Domini  ( )ne  Thousand  Se\en 
Hundred  it  Thirty  The  word  interlined  [KittcryJ  was  be- 
fore Signing  it  Sealing  hereof 

Sam"  Johnson   liis  Mark  X      (Seai) 

Signed  Sealed  it  I)eli\''  in  Presence  of  .lane  Frost  Joim 
Belcher  Clias  Frost 

Yorlv  ss  Aug'  1;')"'  17o()  Saumel  Johnson  witiiin  named 
jisonally  appearing  acknowk^dged  y  within  lustrum'  in 
Writing  to  be  iiis  voluntaiy  Act  tt  Deed 

Bef\)re     Jos:   Ilamond     J  :   Pac' 

A  true  Coi)y  of  the  Original  Kee''  Sept'  11.  \i:M) 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Kcii;' 


[11]  To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
Greeting  Know  ye  tiiat  I  Hobert  Oliver  of  York  in 
(iiivei-  the  County  of  York  in  his  Majestys  Province  of 
'i'"  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  IIusl)andiuan  for 
Ciime  &  ill  consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Six  Pounds  currant 
Money  of  New  England  or  good  Bills  of  Credit  to 
me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  it  truly  paid 
by  Sanuiel  Came  of  York  afores''  Esq''  the  Receipt  wliereof 
I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satis- 
lied  it  contended  it  thereof  ct  of  every  Part  it  Parcel  there- 
of do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  him  the  s''  Sanuiel  Came 
his  Heirs  Exec'"  tt  Admin'^"  for  ever  b}^  these  Presents  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conyeyed  tt  contirmed 
it  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  it  absolutely  give  grant 
bargain  sell  aliene  convey  tt  conlirm  unto  him  the  s''  Samuel 
Came  his  Heirs  tt  Assigns  for  ever  a  certfiin  Parcel  of  JNlarsh 
situate  lying  tt  being  in  the  Township  of  York  to  the  Xorth 
Eastward  of  Accjuienticus  Hills  on  a  small  P>rook  that  emp- 
tieth  itself  into  (ireat  ^^'orks  Uiver  within  the  ']'ownshi|)  of 
B(>rwick  it  being  the  same  Parcel  of  Marsh  that  was  laid  out 
to  the  s''  Sauuicl  Came  Decemb''  8"'  1717  tt  which  he  sold  to 
me  the  s''  Ivobei't  Oliver  Ajjril  (!.  1727  as  by  the  lleturn  on 
York  Town  Book  j^Page  .")77  tt  th(;  Deed  to  me  Lib"  12  Fol" 
116  of  York  County  Records  Reference  being  thereunto  had 
may  at  large  ajjpear  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  tt 


42  r.ooK   XIV,  FoL.   11. 

barcainod  Promi.sses  with  all  the  Appurccs  Priviledges  & 
C'oinoditics  to  the  saiiio  belonginjj'  or  in  an}'  wiac  a{)})orta,in- 
ing  to  him  the  s"^  Samuel  Came  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
To  his  &  their  only  jjroper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever 
And  I  the  s''  Robert  Oliver  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exeo'^  & 
Admin'*  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Sam- 
uel Came  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  here- 
of I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bargained 
Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in 
mine  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  perfect  &  absolute  Estate 
of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right 
full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey 
&  confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses  in  jNIanner  as  afores^^  And 
that  he  the  s''  Samuel  Came  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may 
from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  (juiet- 
ly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  ct 
bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  &  free- 
ly &  clearly  accjuitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all 
&  all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judg- 
ments. Executions  Encumbrances  &  Extents  Furthermore  I 
the  s''  Roljcrt  Oliver  for  m}'  self  my  Heirs  Exec'"  &  Admin" 
do  covenant  &  engage  the  abovedemised  Premisses  to  him 
the  s''  Samuel  Came  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful 
Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for 
ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Presents 
— In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s^'  Robert  Oliver  {&  Mary  my 
Wife  in  Testimony  of  her  fi-ee  Consent  to  this  Bargain  & 
Sale  &  Relinquishment  of  all  her  Right  of  Dowry  &  Thirds 
in  the  Premisses)  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the 
First  Day  of  July  in  the  Third  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our 
Sovereign  Lord  King  George  the  Second  Annoij  Donii  172!) 

Robert  Oliver     his  Mark     (Seal) 

Signed  Seal''  &  Duliv'  in  Presence  of  us  (by  Robert  Oli- 
ver) Lucy  Moody  -los  :  bloody 

York  ss/July  "l.  1729/Then  Robert  Oliver  within  nam.^d 
psonally  appearing  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrum'  to 
be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     W'"  Pepperreli  ]■    Jus.  Pac^ 

Received  on  the  Day  of  the  Date  hereof  the  Sum  of  Six 
Pounds  of  the  within  named  Saniui'l  Canu^  Esq'  being  the 
Consideration  within   expressed 

p     Robert  Oliver  his  Mark  X 

Note  the  Record  of  the  Receipt  above  should  have  been  be- 
fore the  Acknowledgment 


Book  XIV,  For..   11.  43 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Orign"  Received  Sepf  11.  1730 

Attest     Jos  :  Moody     Keg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  the.se   Pre.sent.s  .sliall  come  Daniel 
Paul   of  Kittery  in   the   County  of  York    in   New 
r.inl  Enghmd   Shipwrigiit   .sendeth  Greeting    Know    yc 

T"  tliat  the  .s''  Daniel    Paul  for  &    in  Consideration  of 

wiiid.k'ii  the  sum  of  Fifty  Eight  Pounds  curr'-  Money  of  New 
England  to  him  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  & 
Delivery  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  Michaell  Whidden  of 
Portsmouth  in  Xew  Hanips"^  in  New  England  Joyner  the  Re- 
ceipt whereof  to  full  Satisfaction  the  s''  Daniel  Paul  do  here- 
by acknowledge  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof 
do  exonerate  accjuit  &  discharge  the  s''  Michael  Whidden  his 
Heirs  Ex'"  &  Admin''*  &  every  of  them  for  ever  by  these 
Presents  hath  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed 
convey  &  confirmed  unto  him  y'  Michael  Whidden  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  for  ever  the  One  Half  Part  of  all  that  ^Messuage 
&  Tenement  of  Land  &  Homestead  where  the  said  Daniel 
Paul  now  liveth  in  Kittery  afores''  the  whole  Tenement  or 
Homestead  contiiining  above  Twenty  Five  Acre.s  &  is  bound- 
ed by  the  River  of  Piscatatiua  on  the  South  West  the  Land 
of  John  Stajile  on  the  North  East  the  Land  of  .lohn  Lidson 
on  the  North  West  &  the  Land  of  John  Paulc  on  the  South 
P^ast  the  Halfe  Pai't  of  which  licre  intended  to  be  sold  to  be- 
gin at  the  afores''  River  of  Piscataqua  &  carrying  Half  the 
Brcadtii  of  the  Land  liack  joyning  along  by  the  Land  of 
John  Paul  Together  with  all  the  Priviiedges  &  Appurce.s  to 
the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  To  have  and 
to  hold  the  afores''  granted  &  baraained  &  Its  Appurccs  un- 
to the  s<'  Michael  Widden  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  &  their  own  projjcr  Use  Benefit  &  Bchoofe  from  hence- 
forth &  for  ever  lawfully  peaceably  it  (juietl}'  to  have  hold 
use  occupy  possess  &  (juietly  to  enjoy  And  the  s''  Daniel  Paule 
for  himself  his  Heirs  Exec'"  &  Admin'"  do  covenant  promise 
&  agree  to  ct  with  the  s''  Michael  Whidden  his  Heirs  Exec''" 
Admin''"  it  Assigns  that  at  the  Time' of  the  Ensealing  &  De- 
livery hereof  He  the  s''  Daniel  Paul  is  &  do  stand  seized  of 
the  Premisses  in  Fee  &  that  he  hath  good  Right  full  Power 
&  lawful  Authority  to  sell  &  dispose  of  the  same  in  Manner 
it  Form  afores''  And  that  He  his  Heirs  Exec"^"  &  Admin'" 
will  warrant  secure  it  forever  defend  all  the  aforegrantcd  & 
bargained  Premisses  against  the  lawful  Claims  ct  Demands 
of  Persons  whomsoever — Provided  neverless  it  is  agreed  by 
the  Grantor  &  Grantee  &  fhese  Presents  are  upon  Condition 

13uok  XIV  4 


44  Book   XIV,  Fol.    12. 

Tliiit  if  tlie  abovcnanicd  Daniel  Paul  his  Ileir.s  Exec"*  Ad- 
nnn'"  or  Assigns  or  citlier  of  thciii  shall  &  do  well  &  truly 
pay  or  cause  to  be  paid  unto  the  aforenamed  Miohai'l  Whid- 
den  his  Heirs  Exec"*  Admin'^  or  Assigns  at  Portsmouth 
afores''  in  current  Money  of  New  England  the  Sum  of  Fifty 
Eiglit  Pounds  at  on  or  before  the  Twent^y  Fourth  day  of 
July  which  will  be  in  thi'  Year  of  oiu'  Lord  17211  without 
Fniud  Coven  or  further  Delay  That  then  this  present  Deed 
of  Bargain  &  Sale  ct  every  Clause  &  Article  therein  contain- 
ed shall  cease  determine  be  null  void  &  of  none  effect  but  if 
Default  lia[)pen  to  be  made  in  the  afores''  Payment  contrary 
to  the  true  Intent  hereof  then  to  abide  &  remain  in  full 
Force  Strength  &  Virtue  to  all  Intents  &  Purposes  in  the 
Law  whatsoever  In  Witness  whereof  the  .s''  Daniel  Paul  hath 
hereunto  set  his  Hand  &  Seal  the  24"'  Day  of  July  Anno 
Dom'  1728 

Daniel  Paul      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  John  Pea- 
cock Robert  Trigs  his  Mark  X 

Portsmouth  24'"  July  172<S  Daniel  Paul  came  &  acknowl- 
edged the  afores''  Instrument  to  be  his  voluntary  Act  it  Deed 
the  Day  &  Year  above 

Before  Me  Rich''  AValdron  J*:  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  April  Hi,  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moodv     Ree;' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  I  Abra- 
ham Roberds  of  Reading  in  the  County  of  iliddle- 
Kobeits    ^px  in   the  Province  of  the    ^lassachusetts    Bay   in 
To  [12]  New  England  Yeoman  Greeting  Know  ye  that 

Jewett  I  Aliraham  Robbards  for  &  in  Consideration  of  a 
certain  Sum  of  Mone}'  to  me  in  Hand  paid  Ix'fore 
the  Signing  hereof  by  Aaron  Jewett  of  Scarborougii  in  tiie 
County  of  York  in  the  Province  afoi'es''  to  my  full  Content 
&  Satisfaction  tt  for  divers  other  good  Causes  &  Considera- 
tions me  thereunto  moving  have  given  granted  bargained 
sold  aliened  enfeoffe  conveyed  &  conlirmed  i.^  by  these  Pres- 
ents do  fully  freely  clearly  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain 
sell  aliene  enfeoffe  convey  and  confirm  unto  him  the  s'' 
Aaron  Jewett  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Tract 
or  Parcel  of  Upland  c't  Marsh  being  &  lying  in  the  Town- 
ship of  Scarborough  containing  One  Hundred  Acres  be  the 
same  more  or  less  as  it  is  butted  &  bounded  viz  Beginning  at 


the  Head  of  the  Northmost  River  that  leadeth  by  the  great 
Hill  of  Abraham  Joslins  in  Scarborough  afores''  from  thence 


Book    XIV,    Foi,.    1:.'.  i:> 

South  Wt'st  to  a  Brook  or  Creek  of  Water  so  down  that 
Creek  untill  it  eoines  into  tlie  afores''  Kivcr  so  u\)  that  River 
to  the  Head  thereof  first  nientioned  To  have  and  to  liold  all 
the  above  Imrgaint'd  Premisses  witii  all  the  Profits  Priviled- 
ges  it  A])i)iirees  to  him  the  .-''  Aaron  .lewett  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs as  an  Kstati'  of  Inlieritanee  in  Fee  simple  for  ever  iVnd 
I  the  said  Abraham  Kobbards  do  for  myself  my  Heirs  Exec" 
Admin"  covenant  to  &  with  the  s''  Aaron  Jewett  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  in  Form  &  Manner  following  that  I  am  the  true 
&  lawful  Owner  of  the  abovedemiscd  tt  bargained  Premisses 
<t  have  in  my  self  full  Power  good  Kigiit  iSc  lawful  Authority 
to  make  this  Sale  &  that  thes'"  Aaron  Jewett  his  Heirs  Exee'^ 
Admin'^  &  Assigns  shall  for  ever  hereafter  by  Virtue  hereof 
have  hold  use  occupy  possess  tt  enjoy  all  tt  singular  the 
above  granted  ct  bargained  Premisses  without  any  lawful 
Let  Suit  Denial  Molestation  or  Interruption  of  me  y  s'' 
Abraham  Kobbards  my  Heirs  Kxee"  Admin"  or  any  other 
Person  or  Persons  from  by  or  under  [me  In  \\'itness]  where- 
of I  the  aboves'  Abi'ahani  Kobbards  have  hereunto  set  my 
Hand  &  Seal  this  nineteenth  Da}'  of  ^lay  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 

his 

Abraham  X  Kobbards     ( Seal ) 

mark 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Witnesses 
Jonathan  Griffin  Timothy  Goodwin 

Middlesex  ss/Keading  May  the  111.  17o»»  Abraham  Kob- 
bards psonally  appeared  &  acknowledged  this  Instrum'  to  be 
his  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     William  Bryant  Justice  of  Peace. 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Keceiv'  Sept'  17  1730 

Attested     Jos :  Moody     Keg-^ 


Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I   Joseph  Sayword 
of  York  in  the  (^ounty  of  York  Millwright  for 
Elder  Saywcinl    divers  good  Causes  i<;  Considerations   moving 
To     Boneto      i,i(.  thereunto  have  covenanted  &  granted  &  do 
Manumission       hereby  for  me  my  Heirs    Exec"    &    Adnun" 
covenant  promise  it  grant  to  &  with    my  In- 
dian   Servant  Man    Boneto   whom  I   purchased    of    Thomas 
Pickerin  for  Life  That  if  He  the  s''  Boneto  shall  well  tt  truly 
serve  me  the  s"  Joseph  Sayword  for  &  during  the  Term  of 
Nine  [Years  &  an  Half]  from  the   Date  hereof  &  my  Heirs 
Exec"  Admin"  &  Assigns  &   behave   himself  honestly  faith- 
fully soberly  &  temperately  as  a  Servant  ought  to  do  dui"ing 


4(i  Book  XIV,  Fol.   12. 

the  s"  Term  that  then  at  the  Expiration  of  the  s"  Term  He 
the  s'^  Boncto  shall  be  &  hereby  is  di.seharged  &  set  free 
clearly  &  absolutely  of  &  from  the  Service  of  me  my  Heirs 
&  Assigns  &  thenceforth  to  be  free  &  at  iiis  own  dispose  for 
ever  without  any  Claim  Cliailenge  &  Demand  of  any  Service 
from  [Him  by]  me  or  any  from  by  or  under  me  But  if  tlie 
s"*  Boneto  shall  desert  the  .Service  of  me  his  s''  Master  my 
Heirs  Exec'«  Admin"*  or  Assigns  &  behave  himself  unfaith- 
fully dishonestly  or  intemperately  then  this  Instrument  to  be 
utterly  void  &  of  none  effect  In  Witness  whereof  I  have 
hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Seventeenth  Day  of  Sep- 
tember in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Si'vcn  Hun- 
dred &  Thirty  &  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Keign  of  his 
Majesty  King  George  the  Second — The  words  [Years  &  an 
Half]  between  Line  7  &  8  &  the  words  [Him  by]  between 
Line  13  &  14  were  interlined  before  Signing 

Joseph  Sayword      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Samuel 
Moody  Jos  :  Moody 

York  ss/Sepf  18  1730  Then  W  Joseph  Sayword  appear- 
ing acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be  his  free  &  vol- 
untary Act  &  Deed — 

Before  me  Josej)h  Moody  Jus:  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Sep"'  18  1730 

Attest     Jos  :  Moody  Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Joseph 
Hill  of  Greenland   in   the  Province  of  New  Hamps^ 
Hill         in  New  England   Chair  Maker  for  &  in  Considera- 
To         tion  of  the  Sum  of  Twenty  Pounds  in  good  &  law- 
Llbbey      ful  publick    Bills    of    Credit  to  Him  in  Hand  paid 
sendeth  Greeting  Know  ye  that  I  the  s''  Josei)h  Hill 
for  the  Consideration  afores'^  have  given  granted  bargained 
released  &  (|uit  Claimed  &  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  i^- 
Admin'"  do  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  release 
ijuit  Claim  &  confirm  unto  John  Libbey  Tert'  of   Scarbo- 
rough in  the  County  of  York  &  Province  of  the  Massachu- 
setts Bay  in  New  England  afoi'cs''  Yeoman  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  all  the  Estiite  Right  Title  Interest  Inheritance 
Use  Property  Claim  &    Demand  whatsoever  that    I  or  my 
Heirs  Hxec"*  or  Admin"  now  or  hereafter  may  or  might  have 
of  in  &.  unto  Eighty   Four  Acres  of  Land   situate  lying  tSc 
being  in  the  Township  of  Scarborough  afores'  being  butted 
&  bounded  as  follows    viz    Adjoining  to  Thomas  Larraby's 
Lot  on  the  East  Side  of  the  Way  &  runs  North  &  bv  AVest 


O' 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   12.  47 

Sixty  Poles  to  a  Pitch  Pine  marked  J.  11.  &  thence  on  an 
East  &  by  North  Point  One  Hundred  Fourscore  &  Twelve 
Poles  &  from  thence  South  &  by  East  Sixty  Poles  thence 
West  &  by  South  to  the  Place  began  at  w''  makes  Seventy 
Two  Acres  Together  with  Twelve  Acres  more  on  the  East 
End  of  Thomas  Larraby's  Lot  on  the  same  Points  as  s''  Lar- 
rabys  runs  w''  makes  Eighty  Four  Acres  in  the  whole  as 
afores"'  being  laid  out  &  bounded  by  the  Lot  layers  of  Scar- 
borough afores''  the  Twenty  Seventh  Da}'  of  ff  une  ( )ne  Tlious- 
and  Seven  Hundred  iSb  Twenty  according  to  a  Grant  bearing- 
Date  the  Twenty  Second  Day  of  the  same  June  as  may  more 
at  large  appear  on  Record  in  Scarborough  afores''  Reference 
being  thereunto  had.  Together  witii  all  the  Priviledges  & 
Appurces  thereunto  belonging  To  have  &  to  hold  all  the  s'' 
granted  it.  released  Premisses  unto  the  s''  John  Libbey  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  to  his  &  their  onl}'  proper  Use  Benefit  & 
Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Joseph  Hill  do  avouch  that  1 
have  good  Right  &  Authority  to  dispose  of  the  Premisses  as 
afores''  And  will  warrant  &  defend  the  same  against  me  my 
Heirs  ExeC^^  &  Admin'^  or  any  other  Person  or  Persons 
whomsoever  lawfully  claiming  from  by  or  under  me  or  them. 
In  Witness  whereof  I  tlie  said  Joseph  Hill  have  hereunto 
set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Scventcentli  Day  of  September  An- 
no Domini  1730 — Auncxi  R'  R'^  Georgii  Secundi  Magna 
Britannia  cVcc  (Quarto  Joseph  Hill     (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us  Hannah 
Hanunond  Sai-ah  Coburn 

York  ss/Scpt'  17.  1730  Joseph  Hill  abovenamed  psc^nally 
a[)pearing  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrum^  in  Writing 
to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     Jos:  Ilamond     ,1  :  Pac" 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Sept'  1!»,  1730 

Attest     Jos  :  ]\loody     Reg"' 


To  all  People  unto  wiiom  these  Presents  sliail  come  Dan- 
iel Ingersol  of  Boston  in  \\u'  County  of  Suffolk  in 
Ingoisdl      Jsew     England     Shijjwright     sendctii    (ireeting — 

'i'o  Know  ye  that  for  iSc   in  Consideration  of  the  Sum 

Pearson  of  Eighty  Pounds  to  me  in  Hand  well  and  truly 
paid  at  iSc  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of  these 
Presents  by  Moses  Pearson  of  Falmouth  in  the  County  of 
York  in  New  England  afores''  Joyner,  the  Receipt  of  w  '' 
Sum  to  full  Content  Jt  Satisfaction  is  hereby  acknowledged 
I  the  s''  Daniel  Ingersol  have  given  granted  bargained  sold 
aliened  enfeoffed  conveved  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents 


48  Book  XIV,  Fol.   13. 

do  fuUj  freely  clearly  &  absolutelj'  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  enfeoff  convey  &  confirui  unto  the  s''  Moses  Pearson 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  that  my  certain  Messuage 
Tenement  or  Dwelling  House  with  the  Westerly  Half  of  all 
the  Land  thereto  belonging    containing  in   the   whole  One 
Acre  be  the  same  more  or  less  situate  in  Falmouth  afores'' 
Measuring  in  Breadth  upon  the    Street  or  [13]   Highway 
called  the  Middle  Street  &  extending  down  to  Low  Water 
Mark  &  continuing  the  same  Breadth  throughout  the  whole 
Lenirth    thereof  Together    with    all    ^t  singular  the  Fences 
Well  Waters  Water  Courses  Profits  Priviledges  and  Apjjur- 
ces  to  the  s''  Dwelling  House  &  Westerly  Half  of  the  Land 
hereby  granted  belonging  or  in  any  wise  ai>pertaining  And 
the  Reversions  &  Remainders  thereof  To  have  and  to  hold 
the  s''  granted  Messuage  or  tenement  with  the  Westerly  Half 
Part  of  the  afores-i  Tract  of  Land  containing  One  Acre  more 
or  less  with  all  other  the  aforegranted  Premisses  unto  the  s'' 
Moses  Pearson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their 
only  sole  &  proper  Use  Benefit  t^  Behoofe  from  Henceforth 
&  forever  more  And  I  the  s''  Daniel  Ingersoll  do  avouch  my 
self  at  &  until  the  Delivery  of  these  Presents  to  be  the  true 
sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  s''  granted  Dwelling  House  Land 
&  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  &  have  in  ni}'  self  full  Pow- 
er good  Right  &  lawful  Authority   to  give  grant  sell  &  dis- 
pose thereof  in  Manner  as  afores'^  the  same  being  free  & 
clear  &  clearly  acquitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  &  from 
all  &  all  Manner  of  former  &  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains 
Sales  Leases  Releases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Titles  Troubles 
Charges  &  Licumbrances  whatsoever  And  I  the  s"*  Daniel 
Ingersol  for  my  self  my    Heirs  Ex"  &  Admin'"  do  hereby 
covenant    promise    grant   iSc  agree  to  &  with  the  s''  Moses 
Pearson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  by  these  Presents  to  warrant  »Sc 
defend  the  s"*  granted  Messuage  Land  &  Premisses  unto  him 
&  them  for  ever  against  the   lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of 
all  other  Persons  wiiomsocvcr  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s'' 
Daniel    Ingersol    have    hereunto    put    my    Hand  c>i  Seal  the 
Thirteenth  Day  of  July  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven 
Hundred  &  Thirty  &  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  iiis  Maj""  Reign 
Mem"  Sarah  the  Wife  of  the  s''  Daniel  Ingersol  (in  Token 
of  her  free  Consent  to  these   Presents  &  Relin(|uishment  of 
her  Dower  or  Thirds  in  the  s*  granted  Land  ct  Premisses 
hath  also  executed  these  Presents 

Daniel  Ingersoll    (Seal)    Sarah  Ingersoll   her  ^lark  -f  (seal) 
Suffolk  ss/  Boston  July  the  14'"  1780  Then  Daniel  Inger- 
sell  &  Sarah  his  Wife  did  acknowledge  this  Instrument  to 
be  their  free  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Tim"  Clark     .lus""  Peace 


Book  XIV,  Foi..    13.  49 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Reeeived  Sep>  19.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  Christian  Peopk'  to  whom  those  Presents  shall  come 
Greeting  Know  ye  that  I  Thomas  Emery  of  Bidde- 
Emeiy  ford  in  tile  County  of  Yorlv  witliin  liis  ^laj'>'^  Prov- 
To  iiifc  of  the  Massaeliusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Yeo- 
Lf-rcl  nian  for  iSc  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Two  Hun- 
dred Pounds  in  good  &  lawful  ]\Ioney  of  New  England 
to  me  in  Hand  paid  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of  these 
Presents  by  Abraliam  Lord  of  Berwick  in  the  County  afores'^ 
Yeoman  &  One  Hundred  Pounds  secured  to  be  paid  I  the  s'' 
Thomas  Emery  liave  given  granted  bargained  sold  conveyed 
&  confirmed  c^  by  these  Presents  do  fully  freely  clearly  &  ab- 
solutely give  grant  bargain  sell  convey  enfeoffc  make  over  & 
confirm  unto  liim  the  s''  Abraham  Lord  all  that  my  Tract  of 
Land  in  Berwick  afores'^  contuining  about  Fifteen  Acres  be 
the  same  more  or  less  Bounded  Northwardly  by  Lands  be- 
longing to  the  Heirs  of  John  Abbot  deceased  Eastwardly  by 
y  Lands  of  M'  John  Ilupper  Southwardly  by  Lands  of  the 
Heirs  of  Moses  Goodwin  l)ec''  And  Westwardly  by  Lands 
of  Walter  Abbot  with  all  the  Orchards  Fences  Trees  Ways 
Buildings  Priviledges  Appui'ces  Profits  &  Advantages  there- 
to belonging  or  in  any  Ways  appertaining  (which  s"  Tract 
or  Parcel  of  Land  was  the  Homestead  of  my  honoured  Fath- 
er James  Emery  Dec'  who  gave  it  to  me  the  s''  Thomas 
Emery  in  &  by  his  Last  Will  &  Testament)  Together  with 
all  the  Rights  in  the  Coiuon  &  undivided  Lands  w"''  by  any 
ways  does  belong  to  me  y  s''  Thomas  by  Descent  from  my 
s''  Father  lying  iSc  lieing  in  Berwick  afores''  whether  y''  same 
is  already  stated  <&,  proportioned  or  to  be  jiroixjrtioned  in 
s"*  Berwick  or  Kitterv  To  have  tt  to  hold  the  above  granted 
&  bargained  Premisses  to  him  y  said  Abraha  Lord  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  to  his  &  their  Use  iVc  Benefit  forever  with  y"  Re- 
version &  Reversions  Remainder  iSL  Remainders  Rents  Issues 
&  Profits  thereof  to  him  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  &  I  y'' 
s''  Thomas  Emery  for  myself  my  Heirs  b^xecutors  Adminis- 
trators Do  covenant  &  engage  unto  &  with  y''  said  Abraham 
Lord  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  I  am  y"  true  sole  &  lawful 
Owner  of  y"  above  granted  &  Bargained  Pi-emisses  &  am 
seized  of  y"  same  in  Fee  simple  &  have  good  Right  &  lawful 
Authority  to  sell  &  convey  y*"  Premisses  as  aforesaid  &  that 
it  shall  iSc  may  be  lawful  to  &  for  y'  said  Abraham  Lord  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  to  Use  Occupy  possess  &  injoy  two  third 
Parts  of  y''  afores'"  Tract  of  Land  from  henceforth  &  forever 


50  Book  XIV,  Fol.   15. 

And  the  other  third  Part  thereof  iiiied lately  at  &  after  y'' 
Decease  of  my  mother  in  law  Ellizabcth  Emery  Widow  & 
from  thence  forth  for  ever  &  I  y'  said  Thomas  Emery  Do 
furtlier  covenant  for  my  self  ni}'  Heirs  Executors  Adminis- 
trators to  &  with  y«  said  Abraham  Lord  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
That  y*^  Land  &  Premisses  afores''  is  free  &  clear  from  all  & 
all  manner  of  other  Titles  Troubles  Mortgages  Wills  Entails 
Jointures  Dowries  Judgments  &  Executions  whatsoever  (Ex- 
cepting One  Third  Part  as  aforementioned  to  the  s''  Elisabeth 
Emery  during  Life)  &  I  the  s''  Thomas  Emery  do  for  my  self 
my  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin'*  covenant  to  &  with  the  s<>  Abraham 
Lord  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  the  afores''  Land  &  Premisses  to 
him  the  s''  Abraham  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  my  self  my 
Heirs  Exec™  Admin'"  &  from  all  &  every  Person  &  Persons 
whatsoever  claiming  the  same  or  any  Part  thereof  will  for 
ever  save  harmless  warrant  secure  &  defend  &  fur- 
ther that  I  the  s'l  Thomas  Emery  my  Heirs  Exoc"  Admin'^ 
shall  at  any  Time  hereafter  at  the  Kequest  of  the  s''  Abraham 
Lord  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  make  Seal  &  execute  any  other  or 
further  Conveyance  Deed  or  Listrument  in  Writing  as  by 
learned  Council  in  the  Law  shall  be  that  needful  for  the  more 
sure  making  &  Confirming  the  Right  &  Title  to  the  s''  Fif- 
teen Acres  of  Land  [or  any  Part  thereof]  &  other  the  Prem- 
isses afores"  to  him  the  s'>  Abraham  Lord  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  Li  Witness  Whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  n)y 
Hand  &  Seal  the  Fifth  Day  of  September  in  the  Fourth  Year 
of  the  Reign  of  King  George  the  Second  Annoi]  Domini 
1730 

The  Words  [or  any  Part  thereof]  was  interlined  before 
Signing 

Thomas  Emery     (Seal) 

her 

Sign'i  gpjip  &  DeliV  in  Presence  of  Elisabeth X  Emery 
Henry  Snow  Noah  Emery  "'^'^ 

York  ss/Berwick  SepV  5.  1730  Thomas  Emery  above- 
named  psonally  appeared  before  me  this  Subscriber  one  of 
his  Maj^y"  Justices  of  the  Peace  tors''  County  &  acknowledg- 
ed the  foregoing  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  it  Deed 

Humi>:   Chadbourn 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Sejit'  111  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


Book  XIV,  Fol.    14.  51 

[14]      To  iill  Christian   Pco])1l'  to  wliome  those  Presents 
shall  eoiue  (ireetinii'  Know  ye  that  1  John   Gowcn 
Gowen      of  Kittery  in  the  County  of  York  within  his  Maj'J" 
To  Provinee  of  the  Massat'hiisetts  Bay  in  New  England 

Lord  Yeoman  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  One 
Hundred  iSc  Eiiihty  Seven  Pounds  Ten  Shillinps  cur- 
rant ^lone}'  of  New  England  to  me  in  Hand  well  &  truly 
paid  hefon;  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of  these  Presents  by 
Abraham  Lord  of  Berwick  in  the  County  afores'i  Yeoman 
the  Receipt  whei'cof  to  full  Content  iJc  Satisfaction  I  do  here- 
by acknowledge  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof 
do  acquit  exonerate  &  discharge  the  s''  Abraham  Lord  his 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin'^  for  ever  l)y  these  Presents  have  given 
granted  barg:iined  sold  enfeotted  made  over  conveyed  &  for 
ever  eonfii'med  ;  it  do  freely  full\'  it  absolutely  give  grant 
bargain  sell  alien(^  enfeoff  convey  ct  for  ever  confirm  unto 
him  the  s''  Abraham  Lord  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  a  certain 
Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  in  Kittt-ry  afores''  containing  the 
full  t^uantitv  of  Twenty  Five  Acres  bounded  by  the  Koad 
Four  Pole  or  Hods  viz  Beginning  at  a  Stake  by  s''  Koad  tlien 
South  East  by  South  half  South  four  Pole  to  Benj*  Goolds 
North  \\'est  Corner  of  his  Orchard  then  by  the  Oi'chard  East 
bv  North  ai)out  Two  Degrees  North  Fourteen  Pole,  tiien  by 
the  Head  of  s''  (Joolds  Orchard  South  by  West  Half  West 
Plight  Poles  then  East  One  (Quarter  North  Nine  Poles  then 
East  One  (Quarter  South  Fourteen  Poles  then  East  One  (Quar- 
ter North  Thirty  Six  Poles  then  East  Forty  Poles  then  East 
half  North  Twenty  Five  Poles  to  an  Oak  Stump  standing  a 
Little  lower  down  the  Hill  than  Goolds  Head  Fence  from 
the  s""  Stump  North  by  West  by  the  Rocky  Hill  Forty  Nine 
Poles  &  from  thence  West  by  South  &  a  little  more  than 
Half  a  Point  Southerly  to  the  First  Station  One  Hundred 
&  Forty  Three  Poles  it  bounds  Southwardly  by  Benj-'  (ioolds 
Land,  Westerly  by  y"  High  Way  &  Easterly  by  the  Kockej' 
Hill  Coinon  &  extends  from  Goolds  Bounds  Northward  till 
Twenty  Five  Acres  is  fully  <-ompleated  (it  being  Part  of  the 
Farm  whereon  my  Dwelling  House  now  stands  together  with 
all  the  Fruit  Trees  standing  thereon  To  have  it  to  hold  the  s'' 
granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Privi- 
leges &  Comodities  Trees  A\'oods  Cnderwood  Fences  Springs 
Mines  Minerals  Water  &  Water  Courses  to  the  same  he- 
longing  or  in  any  Ways  appertaining  with  all  the  Estate 
Right  Title  Interest  I'se  Property  Claim  it  Demand  of  in 
or  to  y""  same  with  the  Rexci'sion  &  Reversions  Remainfler 
<!c  Remainders  Rents  Issues  it  Profits  to  the  same  belonging 
or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to  him  the  s''  Abraham  Lord  his 


52  Book  XIV,   Fol.   14. 

Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  To  his&  tbeir  only  sole  Use  Bene- 
fit &  Behalf  from  henceforth  &  forever  And  I  the  s"*  John 
Gowen  for  myself  my  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin"  do  by  these 
Presents  covenant  &  engaoe  unto  &  with  the  s'^  Abraham 
Lord  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  &  Assigns  that  before  the 
Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  proper  owner  of  the  s* 
granted  &  bargained  Premlssi^s  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  pos- 
sessed of  the  same  in  mine  own  proper  Kiglit  as  a  good  jier- 
fect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have 
in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to 
grant  bargain  sell  &  convey  &  confirm  s''  bargained  Prem- 
isses in  Manner  as  afores'  And  that  the  s''  Abraham  Lord 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at 
all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  lawfully  &  peaceably  &  quietly  have  hold  use  occu- 
py possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  i^-  bargained  Premisses 
with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  &  freely  l^c  clearly  acijuitted 
exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  manner  of  former 
&  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills 
Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  Incum- 
brances &  P^xtents  Furthermore  I  the  s''  John  Gowen  for 
my  self  my  Heirs  Executors  Admin '•^  do  covenant  &  engage 
the  above  demised  Premisses  to  him  to  him  the  s''  Abraham 
Lord  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  de- 
mands of  any  Person  or  Person  whatsoever  for  ever  here- 
after to  warrant  secure  &  defend  it  ]\lercy  (iowen  the  wife 
of  me  the  said  John  Gowen  doth  b\'  these  Presents  freely  & 
willingly  give  yield  up  &  surrender  all  her  Right  of  Dower 
&  Power  of  Thirds  of  in  &  to  the  above  demised  Premisses 
to  him  the  s''  Abraham  Lord  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s''  John  Gowen  &  Mercy  mv  A\'ife 
have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the  nineteenth  Day  of 
September  in  y''  Fourth  Year  of  the  Rci,i;ii  our  Sovereign 
Lord  King  George  the  Second  Anno(|  Domini  One  thou- 
sand   Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 

John  Gowen      (Seaij     Mercy  (iowen      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Jos  :  Moody 
AV"  Leighton  Xoah  Emery 

Yorkss/Sept'  Ul.  IToO  Then  M'  John  (Jowen  &  Mercy 
his  Wife  psonaliy  appearing  acknowledged  the  foregoing  In- 
strument to  be  their  Act  &  Deed 

Before  Me     Joseph  Moody  Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  KecciV'  Sept'  11).  1730 

Attest     Jos:   Moody     Keg' 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   14.  53 

KiKiw  nil  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  Xathan'  Doniu-ll 

Jun""  of  Yoi'k  in  the  County  of  York  in  New  Eng- 

Dounell       ]jxik1  Yeoman  have  &  li}-  these  Presents  do  eonsti- 

Tn  tiite  &  api)oint  niv  trusty  &  welbeloved  Friend  Jlr 

Miiberry  Ridirnxl  Milbenj  of  York  afores''  my  true  &  law- 
ful Attorney  in  my  Name  to  sign  seal  &  execute  in 
the  Law  any  Deed  of  (^uit  Claim  to  any  Part  of  the  Land 
Buildings  iSic  whieh  Cap'  Edward  Pn-ble  by  a  Deed  under 
his  Hand  c^c  Seal  bearing  Date  the  Fifth  Day  of  this  Instant 
April  hath  made  over  c^c  conveyed  unto  the  s''  Richard  Mil- 
berry  &  myself  our  Heirs  &  Assigns  unto  any  Person  what- 
soever as  to  iiim  shall  seem  niet't — Hereby  granting  niv  full 
Power  it  Authority  in  the  Premisses  to  him  s''  Miiberry  & 
whatsoever  he  shall  legiilly  do  in  the  Premisses  I  do  hereb}' 
ratify  &  confirm  as  if  I  my  self  had  been  psonally  present  & 
had  done  the  same — Witness  my  Hand  ilt  Seal  April  y"  11"' 
Anno  Domini  1  7"J.S. 

Xatlr'  Donncll  Jun-      (  s,-ai ) 

Signed  Sealed    &    Delivered    in    Pri'sence  of  us  Edward 

her 

Beale  Phebe  X  Brace 

York  April  y  1.')'"  172.S  Nathan'  Donnell  Jun'  psonall}' 
ajipeared  befort'  me  it  acknowledged  the  within  Instrument 
to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

before  me     Samuel  Came     Jus  :  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  KeceiV  Se))tember  22''  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Mood v     Peg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  (Jreet- 
ing,  Know  ye  That  I  Richard  Milberrv  of 
Miiberry  Doiinel  York  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Prov- 

&  PreblH  To  \owel  inoe  of  the  Massacliusctts  Bay  in  Xew 
England  Yeoman  in  my  own  Xame  &  as 
Attorney  to  Xathan'  Donnell  .lun'  of  s''  York  Yeoman  &  I 
Edward  Preble  of  York  afores''  in  the  County  i^t  Pro\  ince 
afores''  (ient  for  t'i  in  Consideration  of  Four  Hundred  Pounds 
to  us  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  iSc  truly  ))aid 
by  Peter  Xowel  of  York  afores''  (ient  in  Good  publick  Bills 
of  Credit  on  the  Province  afores''  the  Receipt  whereof  we  do 
hereby  acknowledge  i!c  our  selves  therewith  fully  satisfied  c't 
contented  iSc  thereof  iSc  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  ex- 
onerate ac(|uit  lie  discharge  him  the  s''  Peter  Xowel  his  Heirs 
Pixec™  &  Admin''*  for  ever  by  these  Presents:  have  given 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  convin'cd  &  confirmed  ct  bv 
these  Presents  do  freelv   fullv  &  absolutely  iri\e  grant  liar- 


54  Book  XIV,  Fol.   15. 

gain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s"  Pctor  Now- 
el  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  over  Two  full  Third  Parts  of  all 
that  Tract  of  Land  coinonly  called  the  Homestead  of  Abra- 
ham Preble  late  of  s'>  York  Hsrf  Dec'  &  whereon  the  s''  Ed- 
ward Preble  now  dwells  bounded  as  foUoweth  viz  North 
Westerly  by  a  Lane  leading  to  York  River  North  Eastward- 
ly  by  the  Country  Road  South  Eastwardly  by  Land  of  M' 
Jeremiah  Moulton  Sen'^  &  South  Westerly  by  the  s''  River 
Together  with  Two  Third  Parts  of  the  Dwelling  House 
Barn  ct  AVarehouse  thereon  Also  all  our  Right  Title  cVi  Liter- 
est  [15]  Reversion  &  Remainder  of  &  in  the  s''  Tmo  Tliird 
Parts  of  the  s''  Land  House  &  Barn  &c  which  We  the  s'> 
Richard  Milberry  Nathan'  Donnell  &]  Edward  Preble  or 
either  of  us  our  Heirs  Exec'*  or  Admin"  have  should  or 
ought  to  have  by  any  Way  or  Means  whatsoever  for  ever 
hereafter  The  whole  of  s''  Land  containing  about  Six  Acres 
&  an  Half  To  have  and  to  hold  the  said  granted  &  bargained 
Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  &  Coinoditics 
to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  apj)ertaining  to  him 
the  said  Peter  Nowel  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  & 
their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  And  we  the 
s"*  Richard  Milberry  in  mine  own  Name  &  Attorney  as  afore- 
s'  &  Edward  Preble  for  us  our  Heirs  Exec"  &  Adinin'^  do 
covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Peter  Nowel  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  We  or 
some  of  us  are  the  true  sole  &  lawful  Owners  of  the  above 
bargained  Premisses  &  are  lawfull}'  seized  it  possessed  of  the 
same  in  our  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute 
Estate  of  Iniieritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  our  selves  or 
some  of  us  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to 
grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  s''  liargained  Premisses 
in  Manner  as  af ores''  And  that  the  s''  Peter  Nowel  his  Heii-s 
&  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for- 
ever hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully 
peaceably  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy 
the  s'^  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appurces 
free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  ac(iuitted  exonerated  &  dis- 
charged of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts 
Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  ^lortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyn- 
tures  Dowries  .Tudgments  Executions  or  Incumbrances  of 
what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  Measure  or 
Degree  obstruct  or  make  void  this  present  Deed — Further- 
more We  the  s''  Richard  Milberry  in  my  own  Name  &  as  at- 
torney to  s''  Nathanael  Donnell  Jun'  >.t  s''  Edward  Preble  for 
our  selves  our  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  do  covenant  &  en- 
o-ao'e  the  above  demised  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Peter  Now- 


Book   XIV,   Foi..    1.'..  no 

el  his  lliHVs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  De- 
mands of  any  Person  or  Persons-  whatsoever  for  ever  here- 
after to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Presents  In  Wit- 
ness whereof  the  s''  Richard  Milberrv  for  himself  &  in  the 
Capacity  afores''  i^  the  s''  Edward  Preble  have  hereunto  set 
their  Hands  it  Seals  the  Twenty  Second  Day  of  Sei)tem'^  in 
the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thir- 
ty It  is  to  be  understood  before  Signing  that  the  abovenam- 
cd  Miilierrv  t^  Donnell  do  hereby  convey  only  their  Right  to 
the  Premisses  i*c  sliall  warrant  the  same  only  against  them- 
selves their  Heirs  &  Assigns  any  Thing  above  to  the  Con- 
trary notwithstanding — 15  Words  Line  4"'  interlined  before 
Signing 

Richard   Miibcrry    (seal)    Riciiard   Miiberry   Attorney  to 
Nathan'  Done!!  Jun'  (Seal)  Edward  Prelile  (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  DeliV  in  Presence  of  William  Clift  Jos: 
Moody 

York  ss  Sept'  '22  1730  Then  M'  Richard  Milbery  in  his 

own  Name  &  as    Attorney    to    M'   Natiian'   Donnell  Jun'  & 

Capt  Edward  Preble  on   his  own   Behalf  jjsonaliy  aj)i)earing 

acknowledged  the  within  Instrument  to  be  their  Act  &  Deed 

Before  Me     Joseph  ]Moody     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Coi)y  of  the  Original  Received  Sep''  22.  IVoO 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


To  all   People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  John 

A\'o()dman  of  Kittery  in   the  County  of  York  in 

Woodman        Xt^^w   lOngland  Yeoman   sendeth  Greeting  Know 

'l"o  ye  that  I  the  s''  John  Woodman  for  &  in  Consid- 

Spinney  eration  of  the  Sum  of  Two  Hundred  Pounds  cur- 

rent Money  of  New  England  to  Him  in  Hand 
before  the  Enscalins  &  delivery  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by 
Samuel  Spinney  of  Kittery  afores"  Yeoman  the  Receipt 
whereof  to  full  Satisfaction  the  s"  John  Woodman  doth  here- 
by acknowledge  &  thereof  »t  of  every  Part  i^  Parc'cl  thereof 
doth  exonerate  ac(|uit  c^  discharge  the  s'>  Samuel  Spinney  his 
Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin''^  &  every  of  them  for  ever  by  these 
Presents  hath  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoff- 
ed conveyed  it  confirmed  -t  by  these  Presents  doth  freely 
fully  clearly  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  en- 
feoff convey  tVc  confirm  unto  him  the  said  Samuel  Spinney 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  evei-  all  that  Thirty  Two  Acres  of 
Land  situate  lying  &  being  between  the  Lands  of  the  s''  Sam- 
uel Spinney  i.Sc  John  Dennct  in  Kittery  afores''  tt  is  the  same 
Thirty  Two  Acres  of  Land  the  s''  John  ^^'(Jodman  boudit  of 


56  Book   XIV,   Fol,    15. 

the  N''  Siumicl  Spinno}'  as  udni'  to  tlic  Estate  f»f  his  Son  John 
Spinney  as  by  the  s''  Sanuiel  Spinneys  Deed  for  the  same 
bearing  Date"^ the  Twenty  Eighth  Day  of  July  1730  Reier- 
enee  to  the  same  being  had  for  the  Butts  &  Bounds  will 
plain  appear  Togetlu'r  with  all  tlu'  Onliards  (iardens  Fenees 
Trees  &  Woods  standing  lying  or  growing  upon  the  Prem- 
isses with  all  other  the  Priviledges  &  Appurees  to  the  sanu' 
belonging  or  in  any  wise  ajtpertaining  To  have  and  to  hold 
all  the  l)efore  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  together  with 
all  &  singular  the  Priviledges  iSc  A|)jmrees  thereof  unto  him 
the  said  Samuel  Spinney  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  &  their  own  proper  Use  &  Uses  From  henee  forth  &  for- 
ever And  that  it  shall  &  may  be  lawful  to  iSi  for  the  s''  Sam- 
uel Sjiinney  his  Heirs  or  Assigns  into  the  Pn'misses  to  en- 
ter &  the  same  to  have  hold  use  occupy  ijosscss  &  enjoy  in 
as  full  large  &  amjilc  manner  as  I  could  by  vertue  of 
the  Deed  afores'"  from  iience  forth  t'i  forever  In  Witness 
whereof  the  s''  John  A\'o()dman  hath  hereunto  set  his  Hand 
&  Seal  the  First  Day  of  August  Anno  Domini  1730 

John  Woodman      (Seal) 

Signed  .Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  George  Ham- 
ond  Jn"  Hamond  Joiv'  Hamond 

York  ss/Aug' th(^  I'*'  1730  .John  ^^^:)()dman  abovenam'' 
psonally  appearing  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrument 
in  Writing  to  be  his  voluntary   Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Jos  :  Haniond     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Coi)y  of  tiie  Original  Received  Se])temt)'-  23''  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg'' 


'I'o  all  People  to  whom   these  Pres"'  shall  come  Thomas 
Peck  of  Boston  in  y''  County  of  Suffolk  in  New 
Peck  England  Shipwright  sends  Greeting  Know  ye  that 

To  I  ye  gd  Thomas  Peck  for  &  in  Condin"  of  y''  good 

Nolan  will  Fay'  4.^0  Affection   w^''   I   have  i^  bear  unto  my 

Son-in-Law  James  X(jlan  of  Boston  afores''  jNIarincr 
&  Daughter  Hannah  Nolan  his  Wife  &  for  Divers  other  good 
Causes  &  valuable  Consid'"*  me  hereunto  moving  have  Given 
Granted  aliened  enfeoffed  assigned  set  overiSc  confirmed  And 
by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant 
aliene  enfcoffe  assign  set  over  &  confirm  unto  my  s"*  Son-in- 
Law  &  Daughter  James  &  Hannah  Nolan  &  to  their  Heirs  & 
Assigns  forever  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  lying  &  being  in  y" 
Town  of  Falmouth  in  Casco  Bay  in  his  Majesties  Province 
of  i\hun  in  New  England  rontaining  by  Estimation  fifty 
Acres  of  Upland  Butt''  »Sc  bounded  as  foUoweth  Northward 


Book    X1\',    Foi..    Hi.  -tT 

ujion  y''  Luiul   of    Edimind    (iules  wcstwardly  iiiioii  ye  Land 
of  Jolin  Pcadrit'k.s  &  Soutlu'U.stcrly  ui)oii  a  Cove  comoidy  fail- 
ed }"=  Rack  Cove  &  at  y  Head  upon  t!ie  Coraoii  And  five  acres 
of  Salt    Mai-.-h    adjoininu'  to  s'  fifty    Acres   w"'  three  Acres 
of  fresh  marsh  about  two  miles  i^  a  iialf  from  y'=  same  with  y^ 
Housing  &  Fencing  thereupon    Also  One  House  Lott  lying 
in  s''  Town  of  Falmouth  on  y"  Neck  near  Fort  Loyal  Bound- 
ed on  y  West  by  James  Freiz  on  y"  Fast  by  John  AVheild- 
ing  On  y''  Soutir  by  y   Bay  iSi   on   y'^  North  by  Fisii  Street 
Together  with  ally''  Priviledges  Ooinodities  i<:  Api)urtenan- 
ces  thereunto  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  To  have 
and  to  hold  y  s'>  Land  &  Preiuisses  w'"  y'  Appurtenances  to 
them  y  s''  James  &  Hannah  Nolan  their  Heirs  Execut'"  Ad- 
min'" &  Assigns  for  ever  to  their  only  [16]  sole  pr()})errse 
Bencht  &  Behoof  <&,  I  y''  s''  Thomas  Peek  do  for  my  self  my 
Heirs  &  Exeeuf'  Coveni  Promise  &  grant  to  &  with  y"  s" 
James  &  Hannah  Nolan  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  y'=  afore- 
given  and  granted  Premisses  are  free  &  clear  &  clearly  ac- 
quitted exonerated  i.^  discharged   of  &  from  all  other  it  for- 
mer sifts  grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  &  Entails 
or  other  encubrances  whatsoever  And  that  y"  s**  James  & 
Hannah  Nolan  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  for  ever 
hereafter  peaceably  iSc  (luietly   Have  hold  use  ocupy  ))ossess 
&  enjoy  the  s''  bargained  Premisses  with  their  Api)urtenan- 
ces  w"^  out  y"^  Lett    suit   Trouble    ]\lolest;ition    Eviction  or 
Ejection  of  me  the  said  Thomas  Peek  my  Heirs  Exec™  Ad- 
min'^'  or  of  anv  of  from  by  or  under  me  by  my  Means  Title 
ori)rocurem'  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s'' Thomas  Peck  have 
hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  tenth  Day  of  July  in  y'' 
fourth  year  of  y  Reign  of  our  Sov"  Lord  George  King  of 
(Jreat  Britain  &v.  Annoq  Dom'  One  Thousand   Seven  Hun- 
dred &  eighteen  Thomas  Peek      (1^^,) 

Signed  Sealed  and  Delivered  in  y''  Presence  of  us  Jona- 
than Jackson  Jacob  Sheafe 

Boston  July  10'"  Suffolk  ss  :  Thomas  Peck  personally  ap- 
peared before  me  y  Subscril)er  one  oi  his  Majesties  Justices 
of  y'^  Peace  for  y''  County  aboves''  &  acknowledged  y  within 
written  lustrum^  to  be  his  voluntary  Act  &  Deed. 

John  (Mark 

A  True  Copy  of  y  Original   rec'  Octob^  lit'"  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg' 


58  Book   XIV,  Fol.   K!. 

To  all  People  unto  whoiii  this  Present  Deed  of  Sale  shall 
conic  Hanniih  Nolan  of  Boston  in  y"  County  of  Suf- 
Nolan  folic  &  Province  of  y"  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New 
To  England  Widow  sendeth  Greeting  Know  Ye  that  I 
Souden  ye  ^^  Hannah  Nolan  for  &  Considera"  of  y  Sum  of 
twenty  Pounds  in  Money  to  me  in  Hand  At  &  be- 
fore y"  ensealing  and  delivery  hereof  well  &  tru\y  Paid  by 
John  Souden  of  Boston  afores**  Mariner  the  Receipt  where- 
of I  hereby  acknowledge  &  thereof  do  acquit  &  discharge 
the  s''  John  Souden  his  Heirs  Execut'^  &  Admin"*  &  every 
of  them  for  ever  by  these  Presents  Have  given  granted  bar- 
gained sold  released  enfeoffed  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  Iiy 
these  Presents  do  fully  iSc  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sejl 
release  enfeoffe  convey  &  confirm  unto  y<^  s""  John  Souden 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  A  certain  Tract  of  Land  lying 
&  being  in  y'^  Town  of  Falmouth  in  Casco  Bay  in  his  Majes- 
ties Province  of  y"  ^Massachusetts  Bay  afor^s''  formerly  in 
y"  Province  of  Main  so  called  containing  by  Estimatif>n  hftv 
acres  of  upland  Butted  &  bounded  as  followeth  Northward 
upon  3''"  Land  of  Edmund  Gale  Westerly  upon  y"  I^and  of 
John  Peadrick  &  Southeasterly  upon  a  Gove  comonly  called 
y''  Back  Gove  &  at  y''  Head  upon  y''  GoiTion  and  five  Acres 
of  Salt  Marsh  adjoining  to  s''  sixty  Acres  with  Three  Acres 
of  fresh  Marsh  about  two  miles  &  a  half  from  ye  same  w'" 
the  Housing  &  Fencing  thereon  also  one  House  Lott  lying 
in  s''  Town  of  Falmouth  on  y"  Neck  near  Fort  Loyal  Bound- 
ed on  y"  West  by  James  Freize  On  y'' East  by  John  Wheild- 
ing  On  y"  South  by  the  Bay  &  on  y''  North  by  Fisli  Street 
together  with  y"  Rights  Members  Profits  Priviledges  and 
Appurtenances  whatsoever  to  y''  said  granted  liand  and 
Premisses  beh)nging  or  in  any  wise  appiTtaining  also  all  yc 
Estate  Right  Title  Interest  Inheritance  Use  Property  Pos- 
session Glaim  &  Demand  whatsoever  of  me  y"  said  Hannah 
Nolan  of  in  &  to  y"  s''  granted  Premisses  belonging  To  have 
&  to  hold  the  s''  granted  Land  &  Premisses  with  y  Rights 
Members  &  Appurtenances  thei'cof  unto  j""  s''  Joiin  Souden 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  to  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit 
&  Behoof  forever  And  I  y<^  said  Hannah  Nolan  Do  avouch 
my  self  at  y«  Time  of  the  ensealing  &  untill  y  delivery 
hereof  to  be  y''  true  sole  and  lawful  owner  of  all  y  s''  grant- 
ed Premisses  &  stand  lawfully  seized  thereof  in  my  own 
proper  Right  of  a  good  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  having 
in  my  self  full  Power  good  Right  &  lawful  Authority  to 
grant  sell  &  convey  y"  same  in  man''  as  afores''  free  tt  clear 
&  fully  &  clearly  ac(|uitted  ilv;  dischai-ged  of  &  from  all  &  all 
manner    of    former  vlv;    other  Gifts   grants    Bargiiins    Sales 


Book  XTV,  For,.    IC.  59 

Leiisfs  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Dowers  Titles  Troubles 
Charges  &  Encumbrances  whatsoever  &  I  y"  s''  Hannah  No- 
lan for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"^  and  Admin"  do  hereb}' 
Covenant  j>r()niis(>  grant  &  agree  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all 
Times  forever  liereafter  to  wari'ant  &  defend  y«  s''  granted 
Lands  &  Premisses  with  y"  Mebers  &  Apjiurtenances  thereof 
unto  y''  s"'  John  Souden  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  against 
y  lawful  Claim  &  Demand  of  all  &  every  Person  &  Persons 
whomsoever  In  \A'itness  whereof  I  y'=  s<'  Hannali  \olan  have 
hereunto  set  ni}-  Hand  &  Seal  the  twenty  first  Day  of 
Septb'  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and 
Thirty  Anno(j  Reg'  Reg'  (Jeorgii  Sccundi  i\higna  Britania 
&c  quarto 

Hannah  Xolan      (seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  y"  Presence  of  us  Jos  : 
Marion  John  Barker 

Received  on  y  Day  of  y  Date  above  of  ^l^  John  Souden 
the  Sum  of  twenty  Pounds  being  the  full  Considra"  within 
expressed 

p     Hannah  Nolan 

Suffolk  ss:  Boston  Octob-  13"'  1730  M'  Hannah  Nolan 
l)ersonally  appearing  acknowledged  the  aforewritten  In- 
strum'  to  be  her  free   Act  &  Deed 

before  nie     Sanmel  Checkley     J.  PaC 

A  true  Copy  of  y"  Origin'  received  Octob"^  19"'  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  unto  whom  this  present  Deed  of  Sale  shall 
come  Richard  Wiiitehornc  of  Boston  in  y''  Coun- 
Whitehorne  ty  of  Suffolk  and  Province  of  y'"  Massachusetts 
To  Bay    in  New  England   [Felt-uiaker]   &  Joanna 

Souden  my  wife  scndeth  Greeting  Know  ye  That  I  y" 

said  Richard  Whitehorne  for  &  in  Consideration 
of  y"  Sum  of  twenty  Pounds  in  money  to  me  in  Hand  at  or 
before  the  ensealing  &  delivery  of  these  Presents  well  & 
truly  paid  by  John  Souden  of  Boston  afores'^  Mariner  y*"  Re- 
ceipt whereof  I  hereby  acknowledge  &  thereof  do  acquit  & 
discharge  y^'s''  John  s'ouden  his  Heirs  Execut"^"  &  Administ" 
&  every  of  them  forever  by  these  Presents  have  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  released  enfeoffed  conveyed  &  confirmed 
&  by  these  Presents  do  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bar- 
gain sell  release  enfeoffe  convey  &  confirm  unto  y  s**  John 
Souden  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  a  certain  Piece  or  Par- 
cel of  Land  lying  &  being  in  y  Town  of  Falmoutli  in  Casco 
bay  a  House  Lott  containg  three  Acres  bounded  on  y''  West 

13Qok  XIV  5 


r,0  Book    XTV,  Foi,.    17. 

.sido  by  fioorire  Ingcrsol   On    y"  East  with  Richard   Rroad- 
ridge  On  y''  Soutli  w'"  Fisli  Street  &  on  y*"  North  w"'  Queen 
Street  also  sixty  Acres  of  Land  on  y''  westward  side  of  Pre- 
sumscot  River  Butted  on  y"  North  by  Nathan"  Wallis  &  on 
y"  Soutli  by  Robert  Nicholson  [17]  This  aboves''  Land  be- 
ing in  his  Majesties  Province  of  y"  Massachusetts  Bay  afore- 
said formerly  in  y"  Province  of  JNIain  together  w"'  y  Right 
Members  Profits  Priviledges  Api)urtenances  whatsoever  to 
y"  said  granted  Land  &  Premisses  belonging  or  in  any  wise 
Appertaining  Also  all  y  Estate  Right  Title  Interest  Inheri- 
timco  Use  Propei-ty  Possession  Claim  and  Demand  whatso- 
ever of  me  y"  said  Richard  Whitchorne  &  Joanna  my  "Wife 
for  in  &  to  y'' aboves'' granted  Premisses  belonging  To  have 
&  to  hold  the  aboves''  granted  Tvand  &  Premisses  with  y^ 
Rights  Members  &  Appurtenances  thereof  unto  y  s''  John 
Souden  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  to  his  &  their  only  proper  Use 
Benefit  &  behoof  forever  And  I  y''  said  Richard  Whitchorne 
&  Joanna  my  Wife  do  avouch  ourselves  at  y'' Time  of  y'' en- 
sealing &  until  y'^'  delivery  hereof  to  be  V  true  sole  *.t  law- 
ful Owner  of  all  y"  said  granted  Premisses  &  stand  lawfully 
seized  thereof  in  my  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  Estate  of 
inheritance  in    Fee  having  in  ourselves    full    Power   good 
Right  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  sell  &  convey  y"  satne  in 
manner  as  afores"  free.  &  clear  and  fully  &  clearly  ac<juitted 
&  discharged  of  &  from  all  &  all  manner  of  former  &  other 
Gifts  grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  iMortgages  Wills  Entails 
Titles  Troulilcs  Cliai'ges  iSc   Encubrances  whatsoever   And  I 
y«  said  Richard  AMiitehorne  &   Joanna  my  Wife  for   our 
selves  our  Heirs  Execut"  &  Admin"*  we  do  hereby  covenant 
pi'omisc  grant  &  agree  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times 
forever  hereafter  to  warrant  &  defend  y*'  s"  granted  Lands 
&  Premisses  with  y"  Members  &  Ai)jnirtenances  thereof  un- 
to y  said  John  Souden  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  against 
y''  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  all  &  every  Person  &  Per- 
sons whomsoever  In   Witness  whereof    I    y^  said    Richard 
Wliitehorne  &  Joanna  my  Wife  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands 
&  Seals  the  twenty  fifth  Day  of  Septemb'  Anno  Domini  One 
Thousand    seven    hundred    &    Tliirty    Anno(j  Regni    Regis 
Georgii  Secundi  Magna  Britania  (|uarto 

Richard  Whiteiiorne      (|j.„i)   Joanna  Wiiithorne      (seai) 
Signed    Sealed  &  Delivei'ed  in  Presence  of    us  Thomas 
Tylec  John  Wallis 

Received  on  y''  Day  of  y"  Date  above  of  John  Souden  y'' 
Suin  of  Twenty  Pounds  being  y"  full  Consideration  w"'in 
Excepted 

p  Richard  Whitchorne  Joanna  Whitchorne 


Book    XIV,   Foi,.    17.  (il 

Siittolk  ss:   Bo.stoo  October  13'"   1730  Richard    Wliito- 
liornc  i\c  Joiuiiiii  his  Wife  perse inally  inipcjirinc:  aclviiowlcdg- 
I'd  the  above  written  Instrument  to  be  their  free  Aet  &  Deed 
Before  nie  Sam"  Checkley  Ju'  Peace 
A  true  (A)i>y  of  y'  Original  receiv^  Oetob"^  11).  1730 

Attest.     Jos:  Moody     Keg' 


To  ail  Christian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
(Jreeting  iSce  Know  ye  that   wliereas  Jeremiah  Spin- 
Feinald     ney  of  Kittery   in   the  County  of  York   within  his 
'^"  Maj'y  Provinee  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New 

Spinney  England  Yeoman  &  Anne  his  Wife  for  &  in  Con- 
sideration of  the  Sum  of  Eiofhtv  Eiiiht  Pounds  in 
currant  ^loney  of  New  England  to  him  in  Hand  jiaid  by  Jos- 
eph Fernald  of  the  same  Place  Weaver  by  One  Instrument 
in  Writing  Dated  the  Seventh  Day  of  April  1730  in  y 
Third  Year  of  his  ]\Iaj'>*  Reign  did  grant  bargain  &  sell  to 
the  s''  Joseph  Fernald  One  certain  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land 
situate  lying  &  being  in  the  Township  of  Kittery  afores"* 
containing  Fifteen  Acres  Butted  &  bounded  as  follo^veth  on 
the  East  by  the  Land  of  Paul  Williams  &  on  the  North  by 
Richard  Rogers's  Land  &  on  the  West  by  James  Spinneys 
Land  &  on  the  South  by  Sanuiel  Spinneys  Land  Know  ye 
that  if  the  afores'  Jeremiah  Spinney  or  his  Heirs  Exec"  or 
Admin'"  or  any  of  them  shall  &  do  well  &  truly  pa}'  or  cause 
to  be  paid  unto  the  s'*  Joseph  Fernald  or  his  Heirs  Exec" 
Admin'"''  or  Assigns  the  full  &  just  Sum  of  Eighty  Eight 
Pounds  in  good  currant  Money  of  New  England  at  or  before 
the  Seventh  Day  of  April  next  ensuing  the  Date  hereof 
which  will  be  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven 
Hundred  &  Thirty  One  That  then  the  aboves''  Instrument  or 
Deed  so  made  by  the  said  Jer  :  Sj)inney  to  the  s''  Joseph 
Fernald  to  be  void  &  of  none  Effect  but  if  Default  be  made 
of  the  afores''  Payment  of  Prinei)ial  that  then  the  s''  Instru- 
ment or  Dc(!d  to  be  &  remain  in  full  Force  Strength  &  Vir- 
tue In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  & 
v'^cal  this  Seventli  Day  of  April  in  the  Third  Year  of  his 
Maj'>^  Reign  Anno  Domini    1730. 

Joseph  Fernald      (seal) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  John  Dennet  Jun' 
Thomas  Dennet 


62  Book  XIV,  Fol.   17. 

Know  :ill  Mon  by  these  Presents  the  I  Joseph  Fernald 
within  named  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of 
Dtlo  Eighty  Eiglit  Pounds  eurrant  iloney  of  New  Eng- 
to  me  in  Hand  jjaid  by  Jeremiah  Sjjinney  witiiin 
named  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  aeknowledge  have 
remised  released  &  for  ever  quit  Chiimed  &  by  these  Pres- 
ents do  fully  absolutely  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec'^  &  Admin'" 
remise  release  &  for  ever  (juit  Claim  unto  tiie  s''  Jeremiah 
Spinney  in  his  (juiet  &  peaceable  Possession  &  to  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  for  ever  all  such  Right  Title  Interest  Claim  & 
Demand  whatsoever  which  I  had  or  ought  to  have  or  w''  I 
my  Heirs  Exec'"'*  Admin'^  at  any  Time  hereafter  may  or 
might  have  of  in  or  to  the  within  described  Land  &  the  Aj)- 
pui'ces  by  Virtue  of  the  within  recited  Instrument  Recorded 
Lib"  13.  Fol»  209  of  the  Records  for  Deeds  &c  in  the  Coun- 
ty of  York  or  by  any  other  ^^'ay  or  Means  whatsoever  To 
have  and  to  liold  the  said  released  Land  with  the  A])i>urces 
Priviledges  &  Cofiiodities  to  the  same  belonging  to  him  the 
s"*  Jeremiah  Spinney  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  with  war- 
ranty for  the  same  against  me  the  s''  Joseph  Fernald  my 
Heirs  and  Assigns  &  all  other  Persons  lawfully  clahningthe 
same  by  from  or  under  me  or  any  of  them  for  ever  here- 
after In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  &  Seal  the 
Twenty  Third  Day  of  September  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  his 
Maj^y^  Reign  Annoq  Domini  1730 

Joseph  Fernald      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  David  Spin- 
ney his  MarkX     Jos:  jNIoody 

York  ss/Sept>^  23'^  1730  Then  appeared  Joseph  Fernald 
abovenamed  &  acknowledged  the  above  &  within  Instru- 
ments to  be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  nie     Joseph  Moody  Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Deeds  (the  latter  endorsed 
on  the  Former)  received  Sei)temb'  23''  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg-- 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Samuid 

Spiney  of  Kittery  in   the  County  of  York  in  New 

Siiinncy      England  Yeoman  Adniin'«  to  all  &  singular  the  Es- 

'f*>  tate  Rights  &  Credits  of  his  Son  John  Spinney  late 

Woodiiiaii  of  Kittery  afores''  Weaver  Dec'*  by    Virtue  of  an 

Order  of  the  Justices  of  his  Maj'*'  Superior  Court 

of  Judicature  held  at  York  in  &  for  the  County  of  York  on 

the  Second  Wednesday  in  May  1730  for  the  Sale  of  the 

Real  Estate  of  the  s''  John  Sjiinney  for  the  payment  of  the 


Rook  XIV,  Foi..   18.  03 

Dec'  Debts  &  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  One 
Hundred  Ninety  Two  Pounds  current  ^Moiiey  of  New  Eng- 
land to  him  the  s'  Samuel  Spinney  in  Hand  well  &  truly 
paid  by  John  Woodman  of  Kittery  af ores''  Yeoman  (the  s" 
Woodman  being  the  highest  Bidder  for  the  s"  Land  at  a 
publick  Vendue  of  the  same  held  at  Kittery  July  the  23" 
1730)  &  the  Receipt  of  s''  Sum  the  s''  Samuel  Spiimey  to 
full  Satisfaction  doth  hereby  acknowdedge  hath  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  &  confirmed  & 
by  these  Presents  doth  full}'  freely  clearly  &  absolutely  give 
grant  bargain  sell  aliene  enfeoff  convey  &  confirm  unto  him 
the  s''  Joiin  Woodman  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  Thirty 
Two  Acres  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  within  y"  Town  of 
Kitterv  afores''  being  butted  &  bounded  as  followeth  viz  by 
Spinney  Creek  on  [18]  the  Westerly  End  by  the  Land  of 
the  s''  Sanmel  Spinney  on  the  Southerly  Side  by  the  Land 
of  John  Den  net  on  the  Northerly  side  &  goes  back  from  the 
s''  Spinneys  Creek  on  an  East  by  North  Line  between  the  s'' 
Samuel  Spinneys  &  John  Deimets  Land  on  the  same  Coui'se 
each  Side  until"  the  s''  Thirty  Two  Acres  are  fully  measured 
out  Together  with  all  the  (Orchards  Gardens  Woods  Timber 
Trees  standing  lying  or  growing  on  the  same  with  all  other 
Priviledges  *&  Appurtenances  to  the  same  belonging  or  in 
any  wise  apjiertaining  To  have  &  to  hold  all  the  before 
granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Priviledges  &  Ap- 
purces  thereof  unto  him  the  s''  John  Woodman  his  Heirs  t^ 
Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  own  proper  Use  &  Uses 
from  henceforth  &  for  ever  And  the  s''  Samuel  Spinney 
doth  hereby  avouch  that  by  Virtue  of  the  afores''  Adniinis- 
ti-ation  c't  Order  of  Court  that  he  hath  g<jod  l\iglit  full  Power 
&  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  &sell  all  the  Premisses 
afores''  in  .Manner  &  Form  afores''  &  that  it  shall  &  may  be 
lawful  to  &  for  the  s''  John  AVoodman  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
into  the  Premisses  to  enter  ct  the  same  to  have  hold  use  oc- 
cupy possess  &  enjoy  from  hence  forth  &  for  ever  against 
y*"  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  all  Persons  whomsoever — 
In  Witness  whereof  the  s''  Samnel  Spinney  hath  hereunto 
set  his  Hand  &  Seal  the  Twenty  Eighth  Day  of  July  Aiuio 
Domini  1730 

Sam'  Spinnj^     (|^^,) 

Signed  Seal''  &  DcliV  in  Presence  of  Geo.  Hamond  John 
Hamond  Jon'^  Hamond 

York  ss/ August  the  1"  1730  Samuel  Si)iiincy  ahovciiainrd 
psonally  ai)pearing  acknowledged  y"  foregoing  Instruin'  in 
Writing  to  l)e  his  volunt;iry  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     Jos :  Hamond     .)  :  Pac'' 


64  Book  XIV,  Fol.   18. 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Sepf  23.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing &c  Know  _ye  that  I  Sam'  S[)inney  of  Kittcry 
Spinney      i„  the  County  "of  York  within  his  Maj'>^  Province 
To  of   the    Massachusetts    Bay  in  New  England  Yoo- 

Feinakl  man  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Eighty 
Pounds  Twelve  Shillings  &  Six  Pence  to  mo  in 
Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  Jo- 
seph Fcrnald  of  the  same  Place  A\'eaver  the  Receipt  whereof 
I  do  hereby  Acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied 
&  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do 
exonerate  actiuit  &  discharge  the  s'^  Joseph  Fernald  his  Heirs 
Exec'^  Adniin'"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these 
Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutel}'  give  grant  bargain  sell 
alienc  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Joseph  Fernald  his 
Heirs  &  Assisrns  for  ever  One  Messuage  or  Tract  of  Land 
situate  lying  &  being  in  the  Township  of  Kittery  afores'^ 
containing  by  Estimation  Ten  Acres  &  Thi'ec  Quarters  of  an 
Acre  be  it  more  butted  &  bounded  as  followeth  viz  Begin- 
ning on  the  West  side  of  the  High  Way  &  runs  South  from 
John  Dennets  Land  Sixteen  Poles  by  the  High  AVay  &  from 
thence  runs  West  &  by  South  Thirty  Seven  Poles  by  s'' 
Spinneys  Land  to  Spinneys  Creek  &  from  thence  runs  North 
Eighteen  Poles  by  s''  Creek  to  s'^  Dennetts  Land  &  from  thence 
runs  East  &  by  North  to  the  first  Beginning  &  then  from  the 
East  Side  of  the  Road  runs  East  &  by  North  Forty  Six  Poles 
by  s**  Samuel  Spinneys  Land  &froni  thence  runs  North  it  by 
West  Twenty  Six  Poles  to  s''  John  Dennetts  Land  &  from 
thence  runs  West  &  by  South  Forty  Three  Poles  by  s'' 
Dennetts  Land  &  from  tiience  runs  South  by  the  High- 
way to  the  Beginning  or  however  else  bounded  or  reputed 
to  be  bounded  which  s''  Tract  of  Land  is  Part  of  a  Tract  of 
Land  I  purchased  as  by  a  Deed  of  Sale  from  John  ^^'ood- 
man  to  me  the  said  Sanmel  Spinnev  under  his  Hand 
&  Seal  bearing  Date  the  First  Day  of  August  Anno 
Domini  1730  Reference  thereunto  being  had  more  at 
large  may  appear  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  and 
bargained  Premisses  witii  all  the  A})purccs  Privilcdges  & 
Comodities  to  the  same  !)t'longing  or  in  anv  ^Vise  appertain- 
ing to  him  the  s''  Joseph  Fernald  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  And 
I  the  s''  Sanmel  Spinnev    for    me  my  Heirs  Exec'"  Admin'"* 


Book  XTV,  Fol.   18.  65 

do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s'^  Joseph  Fer- 
nald  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  tliat  before  Ensealing  liereof  I  am 
the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  abovebargained  Prem- 
isses &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  y"  same  in  mine 
own  projjer  Kight  as  agood  pfect  iSc  absolute  Estate  of  Inher- 
itance in  Fee  simi)le  &  have  in  myself  good  Kight  full  Pow- 
er &,  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  con- 
firm s"*  bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  aboves''  &  that  the 
s''  Joseph  Fernald  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from 
Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  & 
Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  (juietly  have 
hold  use  occui)y  possess  &  enjoy  the  s'"  demised  &  bargain- 
ed Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  &  freely  & 
clearly  ac(|uittcd  exonerated  &  dischai'ged  of  from  all  ct  all 
iVlanner  of  former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judg- 
ments Executions  Encumbrances  &  Extents  Furthermore  1 
the  s'l  Samuel  Spinney  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"^"  Admin'" 
do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  to  him 
the  s''  Joseph  Fernald  his  Heirs  &  xVssigns  against  the  law- 
ful Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatso- 
ever for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend — And 
Margaret  Spinney  the  Wife  of  mo  the  s''  Samuel  Spinney 
doth  by  these  Present  freely  willingly  give  yield  up  &  sur- 
render all  her  Kight  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  Thirds  of  in  vVc 
unto  the  above  demised  Premisses  unto  him  the  s''  Joseph 
Fernald  his  Hi^rs  &  Assigns  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s<' 
Sanuiel  Spinney'  i)i  Margaret  my  Wife  have  hereunto  set  our 
Hands  &  Seals  this  Twenty  Second  Day  of  September  Anno 
Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  &  in  the 
Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the 
Second  bv  the  (iraci^  of  God  of  (freat  Britain  Friinci'  vSi  Ire- 
land King  Defender  of  tht'  Faith  i^<' 

Samuel  Spinney  '  (se;ii)  Margaret  Spinney  her  Mark  -f 
(  seal ) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Abner  Cole 
Thomas  Dennett 

York  ss/'Sei)tember  2;>'  17;)(l  Samuel  Spinney  witiiin 
named  psonally  appearing  acknowledged  this  Instrument  in 
AVriting  to  be  his  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     .los  :  Hammoiid     J  :  PaC 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original    Iveeeived  Septem'  2-1'"  17;5(» 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Keg' 


GO  Book  XIV,  Fol.   19. 

To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Joseph  Wesson  of  Falmouth 
Wesson      jn  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Mas- 
To  sachusetts  Bay  in  New   England  Husbandman  for 

Knap  ^^  in  Consideration  of  y  full  &  just  Sum  of  Twen- 
ty Pounds  currant  Money  of  New  England  to  lue 
in  Hand  paid  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  paid 
by  James  Knap  of  Falm°  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Prov- 
ince aboves''  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  acknowledge  my  self 
therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  eveiy 
Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  the  s'' 
James  Knap  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"*  &  every  of  them 
for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained 
sold  aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  do  by  these 
Presents  fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  sell  &  convey 
unto  him  the  said  James  Knap  &  to  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for- 
ever a  certain  Piece  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being 
in  the  Township  of  Faliuouth  afores''  containing  by  Estima- 
tion One  Acre  &  is  bounded  as  follo\\etli  viz  Beginning  at  a 
Stake  on  the  Westerly'  Corner  of  Sanuiel  Lowels  Lot  & 
thence  fronting  the  High  AVay  that  goes  up  the  Fore  River 
Eight  Rod  to  a  Stake  &  thence  the  same  Width  Twenty  Rod 
the  same  course  with  the  other  Lotts  Together  with  the  Priv- 
iledges  &  Appurces  thereunto  belonging  to  him  the  s*'  James 
Knap  his  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin'"  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his& 
their  only  proper  [19]  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  To  have  and 
to  hold  absolutely  without  any  Manner  of  Condition  Re- 
demption or  Revocation  in  any  Wise  And  I  the  s''  Joseph 
Wesson  for  my  self  m}'  Heirs  JEx"^"  Admin''^  do  hereby  cove- 
nant promise  grant  &  agree  with  the  s"^  James  Knap  his 
Heirs  Ex"'"  &  Admin'"  in  Manner  as  followeth  that  is  to 
say  that  the  s''  bargained  Premisses  are  a  good  sure  tSc  unde- 
feizibk^  Estate  of  Inheritiince  in  Fee  Simple  And  that  the  s'' 
Joseph  Wesson  his  Heirs  Ex'^""  Admin'"  shall  &  will  at  all 
Times  forever  hereafter  warrant  &  defend  the  s''  granted  cVc 
bargained  Premisses  with  the  Apjnu-ces  iVc  every  Part  there- 
of unto  the  s'>  James  Knap  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  y 
lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  all  &  every  Person  or  Persons 
whomsoever  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s"*  Joseph  Wesson 
have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Eighteenth  Day  of 
September  Anno(j  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  &  Thirty  in 
y""  Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj'^"  Reign 

Joseph  Wesson      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered   in  Presence  of  us  Benj"  Lar- 
rabv  •lun''  Hannah  Colih  Sam'  Cobb 

York  ss/Falm"  September  ly^"  17:30  Then  Joseph  Wes- 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   19.  07 

son  acknowledged  y'  within  Instrument   to  he  his  free  Act 
&  Deed  Cor :     Joshua  Moody     .fust  Pac 

A  true  Co\n'  of  the  Original  Received  Sept'  "ia  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  James 
Knap  of  Falmouth  in  Casco  Bay  in  y  Pnnince  of 
Knap         y*  Massachusetts  Ba}'  in  New    England  Ilusband- 
To  nian  sendeth  Greeting  Know  y*"  that  I  y''  said  Knap 

Cromwell  f„r  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Suiu  of  twelve 
Pounds  to  me  in  Hand  paid  at  t^  liefore  3"'  enseal- 
ing &  deliver}-  of  These  by  Caleb  Cromwell  of  Falm'"  in 
Casco  Bay  Yeoman  well  &  truly  paid  The  Receipt  whereof 
I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied 
&  paid  Have  given  gi'antcd  l)argained  iSc  sold  &  by  these 
presents  do  fully  clearly  c^c  absoluteh' give  grant  bargain  sell 
alienate  enfeoff c  &  confirm  unto  y  s"'  Caleb  Cromwell  his 
Heirs  Execuf^  Admin'"'  &,  Assigns  forever  a  small  Tract  of 
Land  near  Elizabeth  Skillings  former  Dwelling  House  cVc  h'- 
eth  on  y  west  side  of  a  Road  or  Path  that  goes  to  M'  Ilarbs 
&  joins  to  y  easterly  end  of  goodman  Frees  threi'  Acre  Lott 
to  run  the  full  Breadth  thereof  s''  End  to  Begin  at  a  small 
Rock  at  y  southerly  Bounds  of  s^  Land  And  so  to  run  in 
Breadth  seven  Rods  &  a  Half  &  two  foot  home  to  said 
Freeses  Lot  it  so  from  s"  Rock  above  mentioned  to  y  coun- 
trey  Highway  thirty  three  Rods  &  so  b}'  }'•  Countrc}- 
High  "Way  home  to  Freeses  Lott  two  Rods  lackijig  foiu- 
foot  To  have  »fe  to  hold  all  &  singular  y"  above  granted  & 
bargained  Premisses  to  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  with  ail 
my  Right  Title  i.*t  Interest  that  I  have  may  have  or  ought  to 
have  to  y'^  said  Land  with  all  the  Priviledges  &  Appur'""" 
thereunto  belonging  to  y*"  said  Caleb  Cromwell  his  Heirs 
Execute"  Admin'"  &  Assigns  forever  And  I  y"  s''  James  Knap 
do  bind  my  self  my  Heirs  Exccuf^"  Admin'"  &  Assigns 
to  make  good  the  above  bargained  Premisses  to  y  said 
Caleb  Cromwell  &  his  Heirs  for  ever  And  for  y  true  Per- 
formance I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  i*c  Seal  this  nine- 
tei'nth  Day  of  September  Anno(i  Domini  IT.'id. 

James  Knap     {^^^J 

Signed  Sealed  &  delivered   in   Presence  of  us  Sam"  Cobb 
Edward  hillous 

York  ss/Sep'  2").  ITod.  'I'iicn  api)carc(l  James  Knupwitli- 


(18  Book  XIV,  Fol.   10. 

in  named  and  aeknoAvlcdirod  y*"  within  Instrument  to  be  bis 
Act  it  Deed 

Before  nie     Joscpli  Moody  Jus  :  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Sepf  25,  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg-- 


Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  tiiat  I  Thomas  Merrill  of 
Salisbury  in  the  County   of  Essex   within    his  Ma- 
Meiiill       jestys  Province  of  the    Massachusetts  Ba}'  in  M-w 
To  England  Cordwindcr  for   &    in    Consideration  of 

Warthen  Thirty  Five  Pounds  in  ^Nloney  i)aid  it  Security 
given  by  George  Warthen  of  Aimsbur}-  in  the 
County  &  Province  afores''  Yeonvan  for  w^"  I  do  acknowl- 
edge my  self  satisfied  contented  &  paid  &  do  exonerate  ac- 
quit &  discharge  the  s^'  George  Worthen  his  Heirs  Exec""'  & 
Admin''*  for  ever  from  any  further  Demands  by  these  Pres'* 
do  fully  freely  ifc  absolutely  give  grant  liargain  sell  aliiMie 
cnfeoffe  and  confirm  unto  the  s"  George  Worthen  his  Heirs 
Exec™  Admin"=  Admin'*  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  m}'  Right 
Title  i.'»t  Interest  in  one  conipleat  Moiety  &  Half  Part  of  all 
the  Land  Marsh  &  Mt'adows  w"  I  liought  of  M  Peter  Weare 
of  Hamton  Es(j'  as  by  a  Deed  under  his  Hand  it  Seal  liearing 
Date  February  the  Thirteenth  One  Thousand  Seven  Hun- 
dred &  Twenty  One  Two  May  at  large  appear  laying  &  be- 
ing on  the  .Northwardly  Side  of  Saco  River  by  the  Sea  the 
One  Part  &  the  other  Part  in  the  Second  Division  as  it  is  ex- 
pressed in  s"'  Deed  Reference  being  thereunto  had  One  coni- 
pleat .Moiety  or  half  Part  of  all  the  Upland  Marsh  &  Mead- 
ows belonging  to  me  as  I  bought  as  by  the  afores''  Deed  may 
appear  be  the  same  more  or  less  with  all  U'oods  \\'ater 
Stone  &  all  Appurces  Priviledges  &  Comodities  to  the  same 
belonging  or  any  ways  aj)pcrtainin2:  thereunto  I  confirm  to 
the  s''  George  Wort'lu^n  liis  Heirs  Exec''«  &  Admin''*  &  As- 
signs for  him  &  thcni  to  iiave  and  to  hold  peaceably  to  use 
occupv  j)ossess  &  enjoy  for  a  lirm  sure  I'v:  clear  Estate  of  In- 
herihuice  for  ever  &  I  the  s''  Thomas  Morrill  for  my  self  my 
Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin'*  do  covenant  promise  grant  &  agree 
to  &  with  the  s''  George  Worthen  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin'* 
iSc  Assigns  for  ever  that  I  am  lawfully  seized  of  the  above 
bargained  Premisses  i!c  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Pow- 
er &  lawful  Authority  to  convey  lic  make  sale  of  the  same  I't 
that  it  is  free  &  clearly  a((|uitted  exonerated  &  discharged 
of  iVc  from  all  Manner  of  former  it  other  Incumbrances  of 
wliat  sort  or  kind  soever  Furthermore  I  the  s'>  Thomas  Afer- 
rill  for  mv  self  mv   Heirs  Exec'*  &  Admin'*  do  covenant  <ic 


Book  XIV,  Foi..  20.  fij» 

engage  tlie  abovcdeiniscd  Prcnii8so.s  to  the  s'^  George  AVortli- 
eii  his  Heirs  it  Assigns  against  all  the  lawful  Claims  or  De- 
mands of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  &  for  ever  here- 
after to  warrantize  secure  &  defend  the  in  all  Respects  as 
fully  &  firmly  as  it  is  ever  made  sure  (Sc  warrantized  to  me 
by  the  s''  Peter  Weare  &  for  the  Confirmation  of  all  above 
written  I  the  said  Thomas  Merrill  have  hereunto  set  mv 
Hand  &  Seal  this  Fifteenth  Day  of  February  &  in  the  Eiglilli 
Year  of  his  iMaj'^'  Keign  over  Crcat  r>ritain  ^tc  One  Thou- 
sand Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  one  Two 

Thomas  JNIerell     (Seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  delivered  in  Presence  of  ^larv  Eastman 
her  Markx    Jarvis  King  .lun' 

Essex  ss/Xewbury  ^lay  2(;  1722  M'  Thomas  Merell  jjson- 
ally  appeared  before  me  the  Subscriber  >.<:  did  acknowledge 
the  within  written  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  and  Deed 

Henry  Soinerby    Justice  of  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Sept'  25  H.'iO 

Attest     Jos :   Moodv     lies:' 


To  all  People  unto   whom  this  present  Deed  of  Sale  shall 
come  Know  ye  that  J   James   H('nr\-  of  Sudbury 
Heniy  i„  the  County  of  Middlesex  &  Province  of  the 

T"  ^Massachusetts  Bay  in    New    England    Clothier 

M<:Farlan(l  sendeth  (jreeting  "ivnow  yc  that  I  the  s''  James 
Henry  for  it  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of 
Seventy  Pounds  in  Bills  of  Credit  on  this  Province  to  me  in 
Hand  well  &  truly  paid  at  &  before  the  Delivery  of  these 
Presents  by  James  M'farland  of  Brunswick  in  the  County 
of  York  &  Province  aforesaid  Husbandman  the  Rec'  where- 
of I  heretiy  acknowledge  have  given  granted  bargained  sold 
aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  tt  confirmed  it  by  these  Presents 
do  give  grant  bargain  sell  alione  enfeoff  convey  &  confirm 
imto  the  s''  James  M'farland  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a 
certain  Piece  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the 
Township  of  Brunswick  in  the  County  of  York  afores''  con- 
taining by  Estimation  Ninety  Five  Acres  more  or  less 
bounded  by  Amonoscogin  River  East  by  Richard  Gardener 
Land  Soutii  by  Pi'oprietors  Land  West  it  by  James  Mefar- 
lands  Land  North  The  s''  granted  Land  [20]  being  Twenty 
Rod  Wide  thoughout  with  the  County  Road  Running  cross 
it  b}-  the  dwelling  House  thereon  standing  &  also  Three 
Acres  of  Salt  Marsh  lying  at  the  lower  End  of  Mericoneig 
in  Brunswick  &  therebounded  by  a  cei'tain  Creek  South  JC: 
Westerly  by  the   Murisli   beonging  to  Joseph    Heath    Es(]' 


70  Book  XIV,  Fol.   20. 

Easterly  by  proprietary  Land  Xortli  East  or  howsoever 
otherwise  bounded  or  rei)utcd  to  be  bounded  Together  with 
the  aboves''  Dwelling  House  &  all  Fences  Trees  Woods  Un- 
derwoods Stones  Profits  Priviledges  &  Appurces  to  the  s'' 
gi-anted  Lands  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertixining  &  the 
Keversions  &  Remainders  thereof  To  have  and  to  hold  the 
s''  Lands  &  Dwelling  House  aforegranted  with  the  Appurces 
unto  the  s''  James  ilcfarland  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
To  his  &  their  only  sole  &  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe 
from  hence  forth  &  for  ever  more  And  I  the  said  James 
Hcnery  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'^  &  Admin"  do  covenant 
promise  grant  &  agree  to  &  with  the  s''  James  APfarland  his 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin"'  &  Assigns  by  these  Presents  in  Man- 
ner following  that  is  to  sa}'  that  at  &  untill  the  Time  of  the 
Ensealing  it  Delivery  of  these  Presents  1  the  s''  James  Hen- 
ry am  the  true  sole  &.  lawful  owner  of  the  s''  granted  Lands 
&  Premisses  having  in  my  self  full  Power  good  Right  ct  law- 
ful Authority  to  give  grant  liargain  sell  convey  &  dispose 
thereof  in  Manner  as  afores"  the  same  being  free  &  clear  & 
clearly  exonerated  ac(|uitted  &  discharged  of  &  from  all  & 
all  Manner  of  former  &  otiii^r  (xifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Mortgages  Alienations  &  Incumbrances  whatsoever  .Ind  fiu'- 
ther  i  the  s''  James  Henry  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  for 
me  my  Heirs  Exec™  &  Admin"  to  &  with  the  s'>  James  M"- 
farland  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  by  these  Presents  to  warrant  & 
defend  the  s''  granted  Lands  Dwelling  House  iSc  Premisses 
with  the  Ajjpurces  unto  him  &  them  for  ever  against  the 
lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  all  other  Persons  whomsoever 
In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s''  James  Henery  &  Elisabeth 
Hcnery  my  A^^ife  have  hereunto  put  our  Hands  &  Seals  this 
Seventeenth  Day  of  October  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Eight  &  in  the  Second  Year  of 
our  Sovereign  Lord  Kins:  Georoe  over  Great  Britain  c'tc 
James  Hcnery      (Seal)      Elisabeth  Henry      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  iVc  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Ilopestill 
Browne  Bt'ulah  Browne 

Received  the  Day  &  Year  above  written  of  James  Ahfar- 
land  the  Sum  of  Seventy  Pounds  in  full  for  the  Land  i)c 
Premisses  sold  him 

p  me     flames  Henry 

Suffolk  ss/Sudbury  Octob'  the  17'"  1728  James  Hen'ery 
Clothier  acknowledged  the  the  aforewritten  Instrument  to 
be  his  free  Act  &  Deed  &  his  AVife  Elisabeth  Henery 

Before  me  Hoi)estill  P)r()wne  Just"  Pads 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Sept'  28  17;50 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reij' 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   20.  71 

To  all  Pc(i]il('  to  wlioiu   these  Presents  sliall  come  (ireet- 
ing  Know  ye  that  I  Rowliiifr  Norton   of  Salisl)iiry 
N'oiton      in  the  County  of  Essex  in  the  Province  of  tlie  Mas- 
't">»  sacluisctts  Bay   in   New   Enirland  ('(jojjcr  for  &  in 

t)unning     C'onsideration  of  the  fSuni  of  Tweiit}   Nine  Pounds 
to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  & 
tnilv  paid  hv  David  Duneinir  of  Brumswiek  in  the  County  of 
York  tVc  Province  afores''  Yeoman   tlie  Keceipt  whereof  I  do 
hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  con- 
tented &  paid  &  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  alienated  conveyed  &  confirmed  unto  him 
the  said  David  Deaiiing  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  cer- 
tain Piece  of  Land  situating  lying  «t  being  in  the  Townshij) 
of  Brumswick  in  the  County  &  Province  afores'*  containing 
bv  Estimation  Ninety  Seven   Acres  more  or  less  Butting  & 
bounding  as  followeth  Southwardly  &  Northwardly  on  John 
Meacom  Eastwardly  on   Amos-Cogen   Kiver  &  "Westwardly 
on  the  Proprietors  Land  there   being   Twelve  Rods  reserved 
through  s''  Land  for  a  (^'ountry  Road  with  one  Half  of  aliout 
Six  Acres  of  ilcadow  being  Half  of  the  Two  lowermost  Lots 
in  Merriconeage  Andrew  Deaiiing  owning  the  other  Half  of 
s''  Meadow  Tohave  and  to  hold  the  s''  Land  &  ^Meadow  with 
all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  &   Couiodities  to  the  same  be- 
longing or  in  any    Ways  apj)ertaining  to  him  the  s"*  David 
Deaning  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only 
proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  forever  And  I  the  s''  Rowling 
^  Norton  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'«  vt  Admin'''  do  cov- 
a   cnant  promise  grant  &  agree  to  &    with  the  s''  David 
gi  Deaning  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing 
S'  of  these  Presents  1  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of 
'Z   the  above  bargained  &  granted    Premisses  having  in  my 
V   self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawfid  Authority  to  give 
X  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  s''  bargained 
7    Premisses  in  ^Manner  as  afores"*  that  the  s''  David  Dean- 
^    ing  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time 
I  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter   l)y    Force    &    Virtue 
I  of   these   Presents    lawfully    peaceably  &   quietly    have 
Kj  hold  use  occupy  possess    &   enjoy    the  abovedcmised  & 
I    bargained   Premisses'  with  the  Appurces   free  &  clear  & 
1  freely  &  clearly  aei|uitted   exonerated  &  dischiirged  of  i<; 
S,  from  all  Manner  &    other    (Jifts    Grants  Bargains  AVill- 
~  Entails  Joyntures  Dowers  Judgments  Executions  or  Ex- 
f^  tents  or  any  other  Writing  whatsoever  that  might  in  any 
ra    Measure  or  Degree  obstruct   or  make  void  this  present 
-  Deed  Furthermore  I  the  s''  Rowling  Norton   for  my  sell 
my  Heirs  Exec"'  or  Admin^''  do  engage  to  warrantize  secui-e 


72  Book    XIV,  Fol.   21. 

&  defend  tlie  iibove  demised  Premisses  to  him  thes''  David 
Deaniiiff  his  fleirs  &  Assiji'ns  airainst  the  lawful  Claims  or 
Demands  of  an}'  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever 

Kouland   Norton    (Seal)      Susanna  Tyeler    her   Mark    X 
(Seal)      Lydia  Norton      (Seal) 

Sign"*  Seal''  &  DeliV  in  Pres^^  Peter  Wcarc  Peter  Weare 
Jun''" 

Province    of   New    Hamps'  The  abovenamed  Rouland  & 

Lydia  Norton  his  Wife    both    of   them    psonally    a^jjieared 

the    25'"  Day    of  Sei)tember    1730    &    acknowledged  their 

Hands  &  Seals  &  the  abovcwritten  Instruni'  to  be  their  free 

&  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Before  Me     Peter  Weare     Jus  :  of  Peace 
Nathaniel  Ambers  &  Sarah  Ambers  made  Oath  that  they 
did  see  Susanna  Tyler  sign  &  Seal  the  above  written  Instru- 
ment before  me  this  25"'  Day  of  Scptemb'  1  7o(> 

Peter  Weare     Justice  of  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Sepf^  28  1730 

Attest 

Tt)  all  Peoi)le  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Samuel  Harmon  of  Scarbor- 
llaiiiK.n      „„oli  in  the  County  of  York  in  y''  Province  of  the 

'i""  Massachusetts  Bay   in  New  England  Millwright  do 

Tine  fyi-  ^vi  in  y  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Twenty 
Pounds  passable  jNloncy  to  me  in  3''  paid  before 
the  Ensealing  of  these  Presents  by  Charles  Pine  of  Scarbor- 
ough in  the  County  afores''  the  Receipt  ^vhereof  I  do  hereby 
acknowledge  &  thereof  or  from  any  further  Payment  aci|uit 
&  fully  discharge  s"  Charles  Pine  his  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin'^ 
for  ever  by  these  Presents  do  fully  freely  clearly  &  absolute- 
ly give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  enfeoffe  set  over  convey  & 
confirm  unto  the  aboves''  Charles  Pine  his  Heirs  Exec"  Ad- 
min'-' ct  Assigns  forever  a  certain  Tract  of  Salt  Marsh  lying- 
in  y''  Bounds  of  Scarborough  in  the  County  afores''  contain 
Three  Acres  &  One  Quarter  bounded  as  follows  viz  by  Sam- 
uel Hannis  iNIarsh  on  the  West  Dunston  River  on  the  South 
by  the  North  Branch  of  Dunston  River  on  tiie  North  i.^  at 
little  Creek  that  brancheth  out  to  the  East  or  however  other- 
ways  bounded  To  have  and  to  hold  the  abovegi-anted  &,  bar- 
gained Premisses  Together  with  all  the  Profits  Priviledges 
Appurees  thereunto  belonging  [21]  or  in  any  wise  apj)er- 
taining  unto  him  the  s''  Charles  Pine  his  Heirs  Exec"^^  Ad- 
min'' &  Assigns  To  his  &  their  sole  proper  Use  Benefit  & 
Behoofe  forever  avouching  that  I  have  good  Right  &  lawful 
Authority  to  sell  &  convey  the  abovegranted  Premisses  & 


Book   XIV,  Foi,.   iM .  73 

that  it  sliall  i^  may  be  lawful  for  s''  Charles  Pine  iiis  Heirs 
Exec''*  Achiiin'"  i^  Assigns  from  I'ime  to  Time  &  at  all  Times 
for  ever  hereafter  bv  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  to 
have  hold  use  occupy  possess  vSc  enjoy  the  abovedemiscd 
Premisses  as  a  good  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  free 
from  all  Encumbrances  of  what  Name  or  Nature  soever — 
Furthermore  I  the  s'^  Samuel  Harmon  for  my  self  my  Heir.s 
Exec'*  Admin'*  do  covenant  iSb  engage  the  abovedemiscd 
Premisses  to  him  the  said  Charles  Pine  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Per- 
sons whatsoever  for  ever  Iiercafter  to  warrant  secure  &  de- 
fend And  ]\Iercy  Harmon  the  AVife  of  s'^  Samuel  Harmon 
doth  by  these  Presents  freely  willing  give  yield  up  surren- 
der all  her  Right  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  Thirds  of  in  &  unto 
the  above  demised  Premisses  unto  the  aboves''  Charles  Pine 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  In  Witness  whereof  We  the  s-  Sanuiel 
Harmon  &  ^lary  my  Wife  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  & 
Seals  this  tirst  Day  of  Ma}'  Anno  Domini  UiU'  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  Samuel  Harmon      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  Samuel  Stevens 
Thomas  Trott 

Falni"  Ma\'  5"'  ll'M)  York  ss/Sanmel  Harmon  psonally 
aiij)eared  Ijcfore  me  the  Subscriber  &  acknowledgi'd  the  with- 
in Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  &,  Deed 

Josjiua    Moody     Just.  Pac 

A  true  Coi)y  of  the  Original  Received  Sept'  2S.  17;-i() 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Regi^ 


To  all  Pe(ii)le  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  (ireeting 
Know  ye  that  We  Jonathan  Stone  of  Beverly  in  the 
Stone  County  of  Essex  in  New  England  Coaster  &  Hannah 
To  Wif(!  of  s**  Jonathan  For  &  in  Consideration  of  y 
Morgan  Sum  of  Two  Hundred  Pounds  Money  to  us  in  Haiid 
before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  trulv  l)aid  In'  Mo- 
ses Morgan  of  Beverly  afores''  Coaster  the  Ret'cipt  whereof 
we  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  oiu*  selves  therewith  fully  sat- 
isfied &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  there- 
of do  exonerate  ac(juit  I'c  discharge  him  the  s'' Moses  Morgan 
&  his  Heirs  Exec'*  Adm"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  and  confirm- 
ed &  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give 
grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s** 
Moses  Moriiaii  i^t  his  Heirs  &  Assions  for  ever  a  certain 
Tract  of  about  Seventeen  Acres  of  I^and  be  it  more  or  less 
situate  in  the  Township  of  Arundel  in  the  County  of  York 


74  Book  XIV,  FoL.   21. 

Toiictlicr  with  all  y''  Buildings  thereon  orectcd  &  Butts 
iSortlRTly  ujjon  a  Salt  Water  Cove  or  Flats  Easterly  u|)on 
Land  set  off  to  Jabez  Dorman  Southerly  upon  the  Country 
Road  &  Westerly  i)artly  upon  the  s''  Koad  &  partly  upon  Ijand 
of  Nathanael  llendrieks  w^^'"  Pareel  of  Land  we  bought  of 
John  Watson  of  Arundel  afores<"  as  by  Deed  of  Sale  bearing 
Date  the  Eleventh  Instiint  Reference  thereto  being  had  may 
more  full  appear  &  was  set  off  to  s"  Watson  as  his  Part 
of  the  Neekof  Land  railed  i\Iontei|ues  Neek  &  is  the  North- 
ern Corner  thereof  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s'' granted  &  bar- 
gained Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  &  Com- 
odities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertiiining 
to  him  the  s''  Moses  Morgan  &  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
To  his  &  ther  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever. 
And  we  the  s''  Jonathan  &  Hannah  Stone  for  our  selves  our 
Heirs  Exec'^  &  Admin'*  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  & 
with  the  s'l  Moses  Morgan  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before 
the  Ensealing  hereof  we  are  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owners 
of  the  abovebargained  Premisses  &  are  lawfully  seized  & 
possessed  of  the  same  in  our  own  proper  Right  as  a  good 
pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have 
in  our  selves  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to 
grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses 
in  Manner  as  afores"  And  that  the  s''  Moses  Morgan  &  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all 
Times  forever  hereafter  by  Force  it  Virtue  of  these  Presents 
lawfully  peaceably  &  quietly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess 
&  enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Ap- 
purces free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  acquitted  exonerated 
&  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  other 
Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortjraffes  Wills  Entails 
Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  or  Incumbrances 
of  what  Nature  soever  that  might  in  anv  Measure  or  Di'gree 
obstruct  or  make  void  this  present  Deed — Furthermore  we 
the  s''  Jonathan  &  Hannah  Stone  for  our  selves  our  Heirs 
Exec'^  &  Admin^^^  &  Admin'^  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above 
demised  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Moses  Morgan  &  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  against  y  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Per- 
son or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  se- 
cure &  defend  by  these  Presents  In  "Witness  whereof  we  do 
hereunto  set  our  Hands  &_Seals  the  Twentieth  Day  of  May 
Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  &  in 
the  Third  Year  of  his  Maj"^  Reign 

Jonathan  St(jne    (Seal)  Hannah  Stone   her  Mark  X   (Seal) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Joshua  Com- 
ing, Robert  Hale 


Book   XTV,   Foi..    22.  75 

Essi'x  8,s/Salem  May  28  IT.'SO  .loinitliiin  Stono  witliiii  nam- 
ed psoiially  appeared  it  aekiiowledged  the  within  Instrument 
to  be  his  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Before  Me     Epos  Sargent     Just :  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Ree"  Oetob-^  7.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Regi^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  AVe  Kebekah  Jones  of 
.loues  To  Junes  Charlestown  [in  the  County  of  Middlesex] 
Relict  Widow  of  John  Jones  late  of  Charles- 
town  Mariner  dec'  &  Admin"'  to  the  Ustate  of  the  s''  Jones 
&  Isaac  Jones  of  Situate  in  the  County  of  Plymouth  in  the 
Province  of  the  ^Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Ilouse- 
wright  on  the  Oni;  Part  &  John  Jones  of  Hoi)kinston  in  the 
County  of  Middlesex  in  the  Province  afores''  Cordwinder  on 
the  other  Part  witnesseth  that  we  the  s''  Rebeckah  Jones  & 
Isaac  Jones  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Eighteen 
Pounds  Thirteen  Shillings  in  Money  to  us  in  Hand  paid  be- 
fore the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  John  Jones 
of  Ilopkinston  in  the  County  afores'i  Cordwinder  the  Re- 
ceipt AVhereof  we  do  hereb}'  acknowledge  &  our  selves  tliere- 
with  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  for  every  Part 
&  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acffuit  &  discharge  the  s'' 
John  Jones  his  Heirs  Exec'^  iVdmin"*  for  ever  by  these  Pres- 
ents have  civen  M'anted  baraained  sold  aliened  conveved  & 
confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  freel}'  fully  &  absolutely 
give  grant  bargain  sell  alienc  convey  &  confirm  unto  him 
the  s''  John  Jones  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  that 
Messuage  &  Tract  of  Land  lying  &  being  in  Falmouth  in  the 
County  of  York  in  the  Provini'c  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in 
New  England  afonvs"'  &  is  butted  &  bounded  as  followeth 
Beginning  at  Well  Cove  next  adjoining  to  the  Land  of  Na- 
than' Wallis  South  West  or  Westerly  &  the  South  Side 
bounded  by  the  Land  of  Nathan'  Wallis  &  from  Well  Cove 
on  a  strait  Line  up  the  River  One  Hundred  Poles  to  Round 
Cove  &  from  either  s*  Bounds  to  run  into  the  Woods  One 
Hundred  &  Sixty  Poles  (excepting  Twenty  Acres  w^''  was 
reserved  for  Xathanael  Cloyce  To  have  and  to  iiold  all  that 
our  Right  Title  &  interest  in  the  abovegranted  it  Ijargained 
Premisses  with  all  the  Appurccs  Priv  Hedges  &  Comodities 
to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to  him 
the  s''  John  .fones  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  [22] 
&  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  And  we 
the  said  Rebeckah  Jones  &  Isaac  Jones  for  us   oiu'  Heirs 


n 


Book  XIV  6 


7(1  Book  XIV,  Fol.   22. 

Exec"  Adiuin'"  do  rovcnant  i)roiiiist'  &  grant  to  &  witli  the 
s''  John  Jones;  hi.s  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  &  until  the 
ensealing  hereof  we  are  the  true  sole  &  lawful  Owners  of  the 
above  bargained  Premisses  in  our  own  proper  Eights  as  a  good 
pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have 
in  ourselves  good  Kight  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to 
grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  contirm  s''  bargained  Premisses 
in  Manner  as  abovcs''  and  that  the  s"  John  Jones  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times 
for  cxi'V  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  law- 
fully peaceably  &  tjuietl}'  have  hold  use  occupy  })0ssess  & 
enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appur- 
ces  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  acquitted  exonerated  & 
discharged  of  from  all  «.^  all  ^Manner  of  former  &  other  (iifts 
Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  AVills  Entails 
Joyntures  Incumbrances  &  Extents  whatsoever  Furthermore 
AVe  the  s''  Rebeckah  Jones  &  Isaac  Jones  for  our  selves  our 
Heirs  Exec'^  Admin'^''  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  de- 
mised Premisses  to  him  the  s'^  John  Jones  his  Heirs  it  As- 
signs against  all  the  lawful  Claims  Challenge  or  Demands  of 
any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  war- 
rant secure  &  defend  In  Witness  whereof  the  s"  Rebeckah 
Jones  &  Isaac  Jones  have  hereunto  set  their  Hands  &  Seals 
the  Eleventh  Day  of  March  Annoq  Domini  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Nineteen  &  in  the  First  Year  of  his  Maj'" 
Reign  George  of  Great  Britain  &c  King — 

Rebeckah  Jones  her  ^NlarkX    (Seal)      Isaac  Jones  (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Katherin 
Jones  Susanna  Forle 

Plymouth  ss/Jan''^'  y"  o<'  1721  The  abovcnamed  Isaac 
Jones  &  Hannah  the  Wife  of  the  s''  Isaac  Jones  both  appear- 
ed before  me  John  Cushing  Es(j'  one  of  his  ^Nlaj"^  Justices 
of  the  Peace  for  the  County  of  Plimouth  &  the  s''  Isaac 
Jones  acknowledged  the  within  &  abovewritten  Instrum'  to 
be  his  Act  &  Deed  with  the  abovcnamed  Rebeckah  &  the  s'' 
Hannah  his  Wife  freely  gave  up  her  Right  of  Dower  & 
Thirds  in  the  above  &  witliin  granted  Lands  unto  the  with- 
in named  John  Jones  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 

John  Cushing 

Midd""^  Dec"^  11  1724  Rebecka  Jones  &  Katherine  Jones 
j)sonall3'  appeared  before  me  one  of  his  Maj'^''  Justices  f(U' 
the  County  aboves**  &  acknowledged  that  this  Instrument  to 
be  their  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Jon"  Dows     Jus'^ 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Octob'  2()  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   22.  77 

To  ill!  People  to  whom  these  Presents . shall  come  greeting 
Know  ye  that  AVe  Rebeckah  Jones  of  Char- 
Junes  To  .l.iiK's  lustown  in  the  County  of  Mid''  Keliet  Wid- 
ow of  John  Jones  late  of  Charlestown  Mari- 
ner Dec'i  iSc  Admin'"  to  the  Estate  of  the  s''  Jones  &  Isaac 
Jones  of  Situate  in  the  County  of  Plymouth  in  the  Province 
of  the  Massaehusetts  Bay  in  Now  England  IIous(>wright  on 
the  One  Part  <t  John  Jones  of  Ilopkinston  in  the  County  of 
Middlesex  c<;  Provinee  afores'^  Cordwinderon  tiie  other  Part 
witnessetii  that  we  the  s'*  Rebeckah  Jones  &  Isaac  Jones  for 
&  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Four  Pounds  in  Money  to 
us  in  Hand  jKiid  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  the  Receipt 
whereof  we  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  our  selves  therewith 
fully  satisfied  contented  &  paid  &  by  these  Presents  wo  do 
freely  (]uite  our  Claim  unto  all  that  Ti-acts  of  Land  lying  & 
being  in  Falmouth  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province 
of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  &  by  these  Pres- 
ents for  us  &  our  Heirs  Exec"*  &  Admin"  or  assigns  do  ac- 
quit remise  release  &  for  ever  discharge  our  selves  &  our 
Heirs  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  Claims  Challenges  or  De- 
mands that  may  come  by  thro  or  under  us  In  Witness  where- 
of the  s''  Rebeckah  elones  c^c  Isaac  Jones  have  hereunto  set 
their  Hands  &  Seals  the  Eleventh  Day  of  iSIarcli  Annocj 
Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Nineteen  &  in  the 
First  Year  of  his  Maj'*"  Reign  George  of  Great  Britain  &c 
King 

Rebeckah  Jones  her  Mark X      (scai)   Isaac  Jones  (Soai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Katherine 
Jones  Susanna  Fowle 

Middle"  Decem'y  IP"  17211  Rebeeka  &  Kathren  Jones 
|)Sonally  appearing  before  me  One  of  his  Maj'>^  Justices  for 
the  Province  aboves''  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to 
be  their  Act  &  Deed 

Jon''  Dows     Just' 

Plymouth  ss/Jan'>'  y"  3'i  1721  The  abovenamed  Isaac 
.Tones  appeared  &  acknowledged  the  aliovcwritten  Instru- 
ment to  be  his  Act  &  Deed  with  the  s''  Rebeca 

before  me     John  Cushing  Justice  of  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  endorsed  on  the  foregoing 
Deed  Received  Octob'  2(!,  17o() 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg"^ 


7S  Book    XTV,  Fol.   22. 

Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  Edward  Prockter 
of  Biddeford    in    the    County    of  York  within  the 

W  Province  of  the  Mass'^^  Buy  in  New  Eniihind  Yeo- 

Prockter     nran  am  holden  &  stand  firmly  bound  &  obliged 

To  unto  Robert  "\Vhi})i)le  of  Biddeford  afores''  Ye<Muan 

Whipiilo  in  the  full  Sum  of  Five  Hundred  Pt)und.s  currant 
Money  of  New  England  to  be  paid  unto  the  s" 
Robert  Whipple  his  certain  Attorney  Heirs  Exec'^  &  Ad- 
min" To  the  true  Payment  well  &  truly  to  be  made  I  bind 
my  self  my  Heh:s  Exec"*  &  Admin"*  firndv  by  these  Presents 
Sealed  witii  my  Seal  Dated  at  Biddeford  tiie  Ki'"  Day  of 
Sept'  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj"''*  Reign  Annoq  Domini 

17o0 The  Condition  of   this  present  Obligation  is  such 

tiiat  if  the  abovebounded  Edward  Procktor  iiis  Heirs  Exec" 
it  Admin"  every  of  them  shall  not  for  his  &  their  Parts  & 
Behalfs  stand  to  abide  obey  &  observe  in  &  by  all  Things 
well  &  tmly  perform  the  Award  Arbitrament  final  End  & 
Judgment  of  Lieu^  Ebenezer  Hill  &  Stephen  Brj'ant  Sen' 
both  of  Biddeford  afores''  Arbitrators  indifferently  chosen 
elected  &  named  as  well  on  the  Part  &  Behalf  of  the  s'*  Ed- 
ward Prockter  as  on  the  Part  &  Behalf  of  the  s''  Robert 
Whij)ple  to  award  arbitrate  final  End  to  judge  determine  & 
final  End  to  make  of  for  &  concerning  all  Manner  of  Con- 
ti'oversies  lietween  the  s''  Edward  Prockter  &  tiie  s''  Robert 
Whipple  made  moving  or  depending  &  more  especially  for 
a  certain  Controversie  in  &  about  a  Piece  of  Land  &  INlarsh 
containing  One  Hundred  xVeres  lying  &  being  in  the  s'' Town- 
ship of  Biddeford  upon  the  River  Saco  in  the  County  of 
York  afores''  w"-'"  Land  the  s''  Robert  Whipple  bought  of  Am- 
brose Berry  of  Newbury  in  the  County  of  Essex — Butted  & 
bounded  as  s''  Deed  is  expressed  Provided  always  that  the  s'' 
Award  Arbitrament  final  End  Judgmcait  Order  determina- 
tion itc  of  the  s''  Arbitrators  for  &  ujjou  the  Premisses  to  be 
made  &  given  up  in  Writing  indented  under  their  Hands  & 
Seals  ready  to  be  delivered  unto  the  s''  Parties  at  or  before 
the  Seventeenth  Day  of  Scptem'  List'  the  Date  hereof  And 
in  Case  the  Parties  Arbitrators  abovenamed  cannot  agree 
then  the  s**  Arbitrators  to  chuse  an  Umpirage  &  final  Judg- 
ment of  any  indifferent  Person  of  the  s''  Town  of  Biddeford 
his  Award  bind  them  to  stand  the  Decision  of  ;ill  pticulars 
relating  to  the  Premisses  &,  He  finally  determining  &  giving 
the  same  up  in  AVriting  &c  Then  this  Obligation  to  be  void 
&  of  none  Effect  otherwise  to  bide  &  remain  in  full  Force 
strength  &  Virtue 

Edward  Prockter     (Seai) 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  23.  79 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Ebenezer  liill 
Stephen  Briant  his  Mark  X  Richard  Stinison  his  Mark  X 

York  ss/Biddeford  Sepf  j"  16^"  1730  Edward  Prockter 
appeared  &  acknowledged  this  above  Instrument  or  Bond  of 
Arbitration  to  be  his  free  &  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Cor  Me     Jolui  Gray     Just :  Pac= 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Sept'  30  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


[23]      Know  all  Men  by  these    Presents  that  I  Robert 

Whipple  of  Biddeford  in  the  County  of  York 

Wliipple  within  the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in 

To  New  England  Yeoman  am  holden  &  stand  firmly 

Prockter  bound  i  obliged  unto  Edward  I'rockter  of  Bid- 
deford afores'"  Yeoman  in  the  full  &  just  Sum  of 
Five  Hundred  Pounds  current  IMoney  of  New  England  to  bo 
l)aid  unto  the  s''  Edward  I'rockter  his  certain  Attorney  Heirs 
Exec"  &  Admin'"  To  tiie  true  Payment  well  &  truly  to  lie 
made  I  bind  my  self  my  Heii-s  Exec"  &  Admin''*  liriuly  by 
these  Presents  Sealed  with  my  Seal  Dated  at  Biddeford 
afores'"  the  16"'  Day  of  September  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  his 
Majiy^  Reign  Annoq  Domini  1730 — The  Condition  of  this 
])resent  Obligation  is  such  that  if  the  above  bounden  Robert 
Whipple  his  Heirs  Exec"  &.  Admin"  &  every  of  them  shall 
not  for  his  &  their  Parts  &  Btdialfs  stand  to  abide  obey  & 
observe  in  &  by  all  things  well  ct  truly  perform  the  Award 
Arbitrament  final  End  &  Judgment  of  Lieu'  Ebenezer  Hill 
&  Stephen  Bryant  Sen'  both  of  Biddiiford  afores**  Arbitra- 
tors in  &  indifferently  chosen  selected  &  named  as  well  on  the 
Part  &  Behalf  of  the 's'l  Robert  Whii^plc  as  on  the  Parted 
Behalf  of  the  s''  Edward  Prockter  to  award  arbitrate  final 
End  to  judge  determine  c*i  final  End  to  make  of  for  &  con- 
cerning all  Manner  of  Controversies  between  the  s"  Robert 
Whipple  &  the  s''  Edward  Prockter  made  moving  or  depend- 
ing &  more  especially  for  a  certain  Conlrovcrsii'  in  iSo  abcnit 
a  Piece  of  Land  it  Marsh  containing  ()ne  Hundred  Acres 
lying  &  being  in  the  s'  Township  of  Biddeford  upon  the 
River  Saco  in  the  County  of  York  afores''  w""  Ijand  the  s'' 
Robert  A\'hippU>  bought  of  Ambros  Berry  of  Newbury  in  the 
County  of  Essex  Butted  iM  bounded  as  said  Deed  is  express- 
ed Provided  always  that  the  s''  Award  Arbitrament  final  End 
Judgment  Order  Determination  &c  of  the  s''  Arbitrators  for 
&  upon  the  Premisses  be  made  &  given  up  in  Writing  In- 
dented under  their  Hands  &  Seals  ready  to  be  delivered  unto 
the  s''  Parties  at  or  before  the  Seventeenth  Day  of  Septcmb' 


80  Book  XIV,  Fol.   23. 

Instant  the  Date  hereof  And  in  Case  the  Parties  Arbitrators 
abovenamed  cannot  agree  then  the  s''  Arbitrators  to  choose 
an  Uniperage  &  tinal  Judgment  of  any  indifferent  Person  of 
said  Town  of  Biddeford  liis  Award  bind  them  to  stand  the 
Decision  of  all  Particulars  relating  to  the  Premisses  it  He 
finally  determining  &  giving  the  same  up  in  Writing  ^Scc' 
Then  this  Obligation  to  be  void  &  of  none  Effect  otherwise 
to  abide  it  remain  in  full  Force  Strength  &  Virtue 

Robert  AMiipplo     (seal) 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Ebcncz"  Hill 
Stephen  Briant  his  Mark  X  Richard  Stimson  his  Mark  X 

York  ss/Biddeford  Scpf  IG.  ITM)  Robert  Whii)i)le  ap- 
peared &  acknowledged  this  within  Bond  of  Arbitration  to 
be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor  :  Me     John  Gray     Just:  Pads 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Scpt"^  30  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  this  present    Writing 

shall  come  Richard  Stimson  of  Biddeford  in  the 

Procter      County  of  York  within  the  Province  of  the  Mass"^ 

&  Bay    in  N  :    England    Yeoman — Whereas    divers 

Whipple  Controversies  &  Debates  heretofore  have  been  & 
Award  are  3'et  depending  between  Edward  Prockter  of 
Biddeford  afores''  of  the  One  Party  &  Robert 
Whipple  of  the  same  Place  on  the  other  Party  for  the  ap- 
peasing &  the  Determining  whereof  the  said  Parties  have 
submitted  themselves  &  are  become  bound  each  of  them  to 
each  other  by  their  several  Obligations  Dated  the  Sixteenth 
Day  of  Scptemb''  1730  in  the  Suni  of  Five  Hundred  Pounds 
curi-ant  Money  of  New  England  with  Conditions  upon  the 
same  Obligations  endorsed  for  the  Performance  of  all  & 
every  the  Award  Arbitrament  Determination  &  Judgment 
of  me  the  s''  Richard  Stimson  Umpire  indifferently  elected 
&  chosen  by  both  Parties  to  award  arbitrate  determine  & 
judge  of  &  concerning  all  Manner  of  Controversies  between 
the  s''  Edward  Prockter  &  Robert  [Whipiile]  made  moving 
or  dei)ending  &  more  especially  for  a  certain  Controversie 
in  &  about  a  Piece  of  Land  containing  One  Hundred  Acres 
more  or  less  situate  lying  and  being  in  the  Townshij)  of  Bid- 
deford afores''  upon  the  River  Saco  which  Land  the  s''  Rob- 
ert A\'liipi)le  bought  or  purchased  of  Anibros  Berry  of  New- 
bury in  the  County  of  Essex  Butted  ctlioimdedas  said  Deed 
is  exi)ressed  which  Deed  bearing  Date  the  Twenty  Second 
Dav  of  January   Anno  Domini   1727   So  always  that   the  s-^ 


li 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   23.  81 

Award  Arbitrament  final  End  &  Judgment  of  me  the  s"  Um- 
pire for  &  concerning  tlie  Premisses  be  made  iSc  })ut  in  Writ- 
ing indented  under  my  Hand  &  Seal  at  or  before  tiie  Day  of 
tlie  Date  of  these  Presents  as  by  the  said  several  Obligations 
&,  their  several  Conditions  more  plainly  appeareth  Now 
know  ye  that  I  the  said  Richard  Stimson  Umi)ire  as  afores'' 
tiiking  ui)on  me  the  Charge  of  the  s''  Award  &  Arbitrament 
and  having  heard  &  viewed  the  Sayings  &  Allegations  of 
both  of  the  s**  Parties  concerning  the  Premisses  &  minding 
to  set  an  Unity  &  Friendship  concerning  the  same  do  there- 
upon make  ct  put  in  AVriting  this  Award  Arbitrament  De- 
termination iSc  Judgment  between  the  s''  Parties  for  &  con- 
cerning the  Premisses  in  Manner  &  Form  following — First 
having  viewed  the  Land  abovesaid  &  both  Parties  agreeing 
to  have  me  divide  the  Land  aqualh'  &  agreeing  further  to 
exchange  each  other  a  Part  to  them  their  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  (That  is  to  say)  the  dividing  Line  beginning  at  a 
Stake  in  Eben'  Hills  [Jun"^]  Fence  &  fi'om  s''  Fence  abo' 
One  Rod  West  Northwardly  to  a  Pine  Tree  marked  Two 
Sides  (The  Northerly  Side  with  y«  Letters  R :  W  :  &  the 
Southerly  Side  of  s''  Tree  marked  with  the  Letters  E.  P.) 
&  so  continuing  West  Northerly  from  s''  Pine  Tree  Twenty 
Six  Poles  to  a  Stake  &  Stones  heaped  round  the  Stiike  & 
from  theuce  West  South  West  Forty  Seven  Poles  to  a  stake 
stiinding  on  the  Northerly  Side  of  Saco  Road  <t  crossing  s'' 
Road  to  a  \\'hite  Oak  Tree  marked  on  Two  Sides  &  from 
thence  South  West  Sixty  Eight  Poles  to  a  Stake  &  Stones 
heap'  &  then  North  West  Twenty  Nine  Poles  &  Twelve 
Foot  to  a  Stake  &  Stones  &  fi'om  thence  South  AVest  Thirty 
Five  Poles  to  a  Stake  i&  Stones  &  Now  South  East  Twenty 
Nine  Poles  &  Twelve  Feet  to  a  Stake  &  Stones  &  from 
thence  South  West  to  the  Extent  of  theii"  Land  &  all  upon 
the  Northerly  Side  of  s'^'  Line  to  be  to  the  afores''  Robert 
\Vhipi)le  iSc  to  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  And  all  upon 
the  Southerly  Side  of  s''  I^ine  to  be  to  the  s''  Edward  Prock- 
ter  &  to  his  Heirs  tVc  Assigns  for  ever  And  it  is  agreed  by 
all  Parties  concerned  that  there  be  a  Road  continued  from 
the  Count}'  Road  to  the  Water  Side  wliere  it  now  is  witii  thi- 
Landing  Place  that  now  is  Provided  that  they  take  Care  to 
not  leave  open  the  (iates  or  Bars  in  passing  or  repassing 
And  it  is  also  agreed  that  s''  Prockter  shall  have  Liberty  of 
going  through  A\'hipples  Land  to  Hale  his  Hay  from  off  s'' 
Prockters  >Iarsii — In  ^\'itness  wherecjf  I  the  s''  Richard 
Stimson  as  Umpire  have  lu'reunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this 
Seventeenth    Day   of   September  in  the    Fourth    Year  of  his 


82  Book  XIV,  Fol.   24. 

Maj'y^  King   George  the  Second  lii.s  Reign  Anncxj  Domini 
1730. 

Richard  Stimson  his  Markx      (seai) 
Signed  &  Sealed  in  Presence  of  Benj"  Emery  John  Ffrost 
Al,rue  Copy  of  the  Original  Ree''  Sepf  30.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg' 


[24]     To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 

Greeting  &e  Know  y"  that  I  Solomon  Holmon   of 

HoiiiKin      the  Town  of  Newbiuy  in  the  County  of  Essex  in 

To  his  Maj'>^  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Ray  in 
Uolmon  New  England  Yeoman  for  &  in  Consideration  oi 
One  Hundred  Pounds  to  me  in  Hand  before  the 
Ensealing  hereof  well  ct  truly  paid  by  John  Holman  of  the 
Town  County  &  Province  aboves'*  Yeoman  the  Receipt 
whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  there  with  fully 
satisfied  &  contented  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  alien- 
ed conveyed  &  confirmed  "&  by  "these  Presents  do  freely  ful- 
ly &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  con- 
firm unto  him  the  s'^  John  Holman  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for- 
ever all  those  Tracts  of  Land  &  Rights  of  Comonage  lying 
&  being  in  Arundel  &  Biddeford  in  the  County  of  York  or 
in  any  "other  Place  or  Places  whatsoever  with  all  the  Appur- 
ces  &  Privilcdges  to  the  same  belonging  or  any  wise  apiier- 
taining  W"  s''  Tracts  of  Land  &  Rights  of  Comonage  with 
the  Appurccs  thereunto  belonging  I  the  aboves"  Solomon 
Holmon  purchased  of  my  Father  in  Law  Walter  Penniwell 
late  of  Arundel  aboves''  in  the  Province  of  the  ^lassachus- 
etts  Bay  in  New  England  Dec'>  as  by  Deed  of  Sale  may  ap- 
pear bearing  Date  April  the  Twenty  Seventh  Anno  Domini 
One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Two:  To  have 
and  to  hold  all  the  abovcdemised  Premisses  with  all  the  Ap- 
purces  to  him  the  s-'  John  Holmon  his  Heirs  Exec'^  Adminf^ 
&  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  of  any  Person  or  Per- 
sons whatsoever  from  by  or  under  me  for  ever  hereafter  In 
Witness  whereof  c*t  for  Confirmation  of  all  the  abovedemis 
ed  Premisses  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  ifc  Seal  this 
Nineteenth  Day  of  August  Anno  Domini  One  TlK)usund 
Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  &  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  our  Sov- 
ereii^Mi  Lord  George  the  Second  of  Great  Britain  France  & 
Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  Faith  &c 

Soloman  Holmon      (seal) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered    in   Presence  of    us    Ezekiel 
Hale  Stephen  Huse 

Essex  ss/Soloman   Holmon  acknowlcdgd    the    aliove  In- 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   24.  83 

struiiient  to  Ix-  his  free  Act  &  Deed  this  2(3"'  Day  of  Octob'' 
1730 

Before  ine   Henry  Rolf  J:  of  y  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Ori<iiiial  Kec"  Oetob'  29.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  Ephraiin  Dorman 

living  in  Topsfield  in  the  County  of  Essex  in  New 

Donnan      England  I  having  a  Farm  of  Five  Hundred  Acres 

To  of  Land  at  the  East  between  Wells  &  Sauco  in  the 
Fuller  Province  of  Maine  being  Part  of  that  Land  as  was 
M"'  Ilarlackadine  Simons  his  Farm  formerly  called 
Coxhall  &  now  called  Swanstield  &  said  Five  Hundred  Acres 
is  bounded  by  the  Land  that  Cap'  Baker  bought  of  s'' Simons 
on  the  South  as  the  Original  Deed  will  inform  those  thatare 
concerned  &  the  Fifth  Part  of  s'^  Land  being  an  Hundred 
Acres  be  it  more  or  less  I  give  to  my  Daughter  Susanah 
Fuller  &  Joseph  Fuller  her  Husband  living  in  Salem  Village 
in  the  County  aboves''  the  Fifth  Part  of  s''  Land  it  being  an 
Hundred  Acres  be  it  more  or  less  as  Part  of  their  Portion 
specified  in  my  Will  I  give  s''  Land  to  them  their  Heirs  Ex- 
ec'* Admin^'  &  Assigns  with  all  the  Priviledges  iSi  Apjjurces 
thereunto  belonging  aqually  to  be  divided  with  the  Rest  of 
my  Children  as  shall  share  in  s''  Land  for  Quantit}'  &  equality 
To  have  &  to  hold  peaceably  to  enjoy  without  any  Molesta- 
tion whatsoever:  And  I  bind  myself  my  Heirs  Exec"  & 
Admin"  &  Assigns  to  defend  the  s''  Land  from  all  from  by 
or  under  me  or  any  of  nunc  As  Witness  my  Hand  &  Sale 
Signed  Sealed  ct  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  Witnesses 
this  Fourth  of  September  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  & 
Eighteen  &  in  the  Fifth  Year  of  his  Maj'"  Reign 

Ephraini  Dornian  Serr      (seal) 

VV'itnesses  Samuel  Howlet  John  Hovey  Jun' 

Province  of  Mass'"  Essex  ss/Anno  R'  R'"  Georgii  nunc 
magna  Britannia  &c  Sexto  Topslield  Septem"^  17  171!L  Then 
M'  Ephraim  Dorman  Sen'  the  abovenanied  ConNcyer  i)son- 
ally  apjx'aring  aeUnowled^ed  the  foregoing  Instrument  to  be 
his  voluntaiT  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Stephen  Sewall     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original    Rec-eived  Nov(>mb''  /),  1730 

Attest     Jos  :  Moddv      Re"'' 


84  Book  XIV,  Fol.   24. 

To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  yc  that  I  Rowling  Norton  of  Salisbury 
Norton       iirthe  County  of  Essex  in  the  Province  of  the  Mas- 
1'"  sachusctts  Bay  in  New  England  Cooper  for  &  in 

Duning  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Twenty  Nine  Pounds 
to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  & 
truly  paid  h}^  David  Dancing  of  Brumswick  in  the  County 
of  Y(jrk  &  Province  aforcs''  Yeoman  tlic  Receipt  whereof  I 
do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied 
contented  &  jiaid  &  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given 
granted  bargained  sold  alienated  conveyed  &  confirmed  unto 
him  the  s''  David  Dcaning  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a 
certixin  Piece  of  Land  situating  laying  iSo  being  in  the  Town- 
shij)  of  Brunswick  in  the  County  &  Province  afores''  con- 
taining by  Estimation  Ninety  Seven  Acres  more  or  less  But- 
ting &  bounding  as  followeth  Southwardly  it  is  20  Rod 
wide  &  Northwardl}'  on  John  JNIeacom  Eastwurdly  on  Au)os 
Cogcn  River  &  A\'estwardl3'  on  the  Proi)rietors  Land  there 
being  Twelve  Rods  reserved  through  s""  Land  for  a  Country 
Road  with  One  Half  of  about  Six  Acres  of  Meadow  beins: 
Half  of  y  Two  lowermost  Lots  in  Mcrricaneage  jVndrew 
Deaning  owning  the  otlu^r  Halfe  of  s''  Meadow  div  To  have 
and  to  hold  the  s''  Land  &  ]Meadow  witli  all  the  Appurces 
Priviledges  &  Commodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any 
Waj's  appertaining  to  him  the  s''  David  Deaning  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  for  ever  To  his  it  their  only  projier  Use  Benefit  & 
Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  tlie  s'>  Rowling  Norton  for  my  self 
my  Heirs  Exec"^  &  Admin'"  do  covenant  promise  gnint  & 
agree  to  &  with  the  s''  David  Deaning  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
that  before  the  Ensealing  of  these  Presents  I  am  tlic  true 
sole  &  lawful  owner  oi  the  above  bargained  ct  granted  I'rem- 
isses  having  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Au- 
thority to  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  s'' 
bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  afores'i  And  tiiat  tlie  said 
David  Di'aning  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from 
Time  to  Time  c'c  at  all  Times  for  ever  iicrcafter  by  Et)rce  <,*i 
Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  quietly  have 
hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  above  demised  &  bar- 
gained Premisses  with  y''  Aj)purces  free  it  clear  it  freely  & 
clearl}'  acquitted  exonerated  it  discliargcd  of  it  from  all 
Manner  of  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  ^\'ills  Entails  ,loyn- 
tures  Dowers  Judgments  Executions  or  Extents  or  any  oth- 
er Writing  whatsoever  that  might  in  anv  Measure  or  Degree 
obstruct  or  make  void  this  present  Deed  Furthermore  1  the 
s''  Rowling  Norton  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'^  or  Admin''= 
do  engaoe  to  warrantiz(!  secure  &  defend  the  above  demised 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   25. 


85 


Premisses  to  him  tlio  s''  David  Deaiiinj;-  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Per- 
sons whatsoever  [25]  Fm'thermore  Susanna  Tyler  Mother 
to  the  s''  Kowlen  Norton  &  L3dia  Norton  Wife  to  the  s'' 
Rowlen  Norton  do  for  ever  by  these  Presents  give  yield  up 
&  surrender  all  our  Kight  of  Dower  &  Power  of  Thirds  in 
the  Land  &  Meadow  aboves''  to  him  the  s''  David  Deaning 
his  Ileii's  &  Assigns  for  ever  In  Witness  whereof  we  have 
hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  this  Twenty  Fourth  Day  of 
September  in  the  Fourth  year  of  the  lieign  of  George  the 
Second  King  of  Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland  Defender 
of  the  Faith  t^e  >.t  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  1730 


Susanna  Tveler 


her 

X        (Seal) 
mark 


Rowland  Norton     (seal) 
Lydia  Norton     (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Peter  Weare 
Peter  Weare  Jun' 

Province  of  New  Ilamps'  The  above  named  Rowland  Nor- 
ton &  Lydia  Norton  his  Wife  both  of  them  i)s(jnall\  appear- 
ed the  25^''  Day  of  September  1730  &  acknowledged  their 
Hands  &  Seals  &  the  above  written  Instrument  to  be  their 
free  &  volunt^iry  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Peter  Weare     .Justice  of  Peace 

Nathaniel  xVmbers  »&  Sarah  Ambers  made  Oath  that  they 
did  see  Susanna  Tyler  Sign  &  Seal  the  above  written  Instru- 
ment be  for  me  this  Twenty  Fifth  day  of  Septemb'  1730 

Peter  Weare  Justice  f)f  Peace 

A  true  Coi>y  of  the  Original  Received  Sept"^  2S,  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


Baker 
To 

Higginson 


Know  all  Men  b}'  these  Presents  that  I  John  Baker  of 
Ipswich  in  the  County  of  Essex  Yeoman  for  & 
in  Consideration  of  Five  Pounds  Province  Bills 
to  me  in  Hand  paid  before  the  Ensealing  hereof 
by  John  Higginson  of  Salem  in  the  County  of 
Essex  afores''  Gent  have  bargained  iSc  sold  & 
by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  grant  bargain 
ct  sell  convey  unto  &  confirm  u\)(>\\  the  s''  John  Higginson 
his  Heirs  ct  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Hundred  Acre  Right 
in  that  Tract  of  Land  commonly  called  Coxhall  situate  in 
the  County  of  York  which  was  formerly  the  Estate  of  Ilar- 
laekenden  Symonds  viz  the  Sixty  Ninth  Lot  in  Number  laid 
out  by  the  Projirietors  drawn  by  &  entered  to  me  as  the 
same  appears  b\-  the  s'  Projjrietors  Records  Reference  there- 
to had  Together  witli  all  additional  Divisions  hereafter  to  be 
granted  cM  laid  out  to  the  s'  Hundred   Acre  Riiiht  ^^  all  mv 


8i;  Book  XIV,  Fol.   25. 

Estate  Right  Title  &  Interest  of  in  &  to  the  same  To  have 
and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Promis.se.s  to  him  the 
s'^  John  Higginson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  & 
their  sole  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s'^ 
John  Baker  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec''  &  Admin^^  do  cove- 
nant grant  &  acrree  to  &  with  the  s''  John  Higginson  his 
Heirs  Exec™  Admin"  &  Assigns  by  these  Presents  That  I 
am  the  sole  only  lawful  Owner  of  the  bargained  Premisses 
&  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  my  own 
Right  &  have  good  Right  Power  &  Authority  to  sell  the 
same  And  that  I  &  they  shall  &  forever  warrant  &  defend 
the  same  &  every  Part  thereof  to  liini  &  them  against  all 
Persons  whomsoever  claiming  fi'om  by  or  under  me  from 
Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  In  Witness 
whereof  I  the  s'l  John  Bakiu-  &  Mary  my  W\io  in  Token  of 
her  free  Consent  to  tliis  my  Bargain  &  Sale  have  hereunto  set 
our  Hands  &  Seals  the        Day  of  Anno  Domini 

John  Baker     (,Seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  D'*  in  Presence  of  us  Benjamin  Edwards 
Peter  Ober 

Received  of  John   Higginson  Five    Pounds   in   full  of  the 
Purchase  Consideration  abovementioned 

John  Baker 

Essex  ss/John  Baker  acknowledged  the  aliove  Instrument 
to  be  his  free  Act  it  Deed 

Coram     John  Wainwright     Jus:  P" 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Novem'  5  1730 

Attest     Jos :  .Moody     Reg"' 


To  all   Peopk'  to   wliom  these  Presents  shall  come  John 

Higginson  of  Salem  in  tlie   County  of  Essex 

Higginson  i„  Xcw  England  Gent  John   Baker   &  -lolin 

Baker  &  Brown     Browne  both  of  Ii)swicli  in  the  County  of  Es- 

To  .sex  afores''  Yeomen  send  Greeting  &c  Where- 

Warit  as  the  Proi)rietoi's  of  Coxliall    at  their  Meet- 

ing in  Ipswich  on  the  Twenty  Eight  Day  of 
Septem*'  Anno  Domini  1130  did  appoint  the  s'' Joiui  Higgin- 
son John  Baker  &  John  Brown  a  CoiSittee  &  authorize  & 
impower  the  s''  Committee  to  sell  Fifty  Pounds  [worth]  of 
s'*  Proprietors  Lands  to  the  the  higlu'st  Bidder  for  the  Ends 
&  Uses  in  tlu^  \^)tes  of  said  Meeting  niintioned  Now  know 
ye  that  we  the  s''  ffohn  Higginson  John  Baker  &  John 
Browne  for  &  in  Consideration  of  Thirty  Pounds  to  us  in 
Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by 
Miles  AVard  Jun'  of  Salem  iift)res''  Jo\'ner  have  bargained  & 


Book   XIV,   Fol.    2o.  S7 

sold  &  by  these  Prcsi' lit  in  our  s'' Cai);u'ity  d(»  fully  &  ab- 
solutely irrant  bargiiiii  sell  eonve^^  &  confirm  unto  tiie  s'* 
Miles  Ward  Jun'  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  Six  Rights 
in  tliat  Tract  of  Land  conionly  t-iiled  Coxiiali  situate  in  the 
Count}'  of  York  &  Province  afores''  W''  was  formerly  the 
Estate  of  Herlackenden  Synionds  each  Right  containing  by 
Estimation  One  Hundred  Acres  viz  Sixty  Seventh  Sixty 
Eiglith  Seventietli  Seventy  Fourth  Eighty  Fifth  &  Eighty 
Seventii  Lotts  laid  out  by  Orders  &  not  yet  drawn  Together 
with  tlie  additional  Divisions  in  ecjual  Proportion  with  other 
Hundred  Acre  Riglits  to  be  laid  out  to  each  &  every  of  the 
afores*'  Lotts  To  have  &  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained 
Premisses  with  all  &  singular  tlie  Apjiurces  Priviledges  & 
Comodities  to  the  same  belongino;  unto  him  the  s''  Miles 
Ward  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only 
proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever — And  We  the  s'' 
John  Higginson  John  Browne  &  John  Baker  in  our  afores'' 
Capacity  do  covenant  promise  grant  &,  agree  to  &  with  the 
s*  Miles  Ward  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  that  the  s''  Pro- 
prietors arc  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  And 
that  we  hav(^  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  sell  &  con- 
vey the  same  in  Manner  <.*c  Form  afores''  And  tiiat  we  in  our 
afores''  Capacity  will  warrant  &  defend  the  (|uiet  &  peacea- 
ble Possession  of  the  bargained  Premisses  against  all  Per- 
sons lawfully  claiming  the  saini'  or  any  Part  thereof  In  Wit- 
ncss  whereof  we  the  s''  John  lligi;inson  Joiui  Baker  t^  .John 
Browne  have  hereuntcj  set  our  Hands  c't  Seals  in  our  afoi'es'' 
Capacities  the  Third  Day  of  November  Anno  Domini  1730 

John  Higginson  (Seal)  John  Baker  (seal)  John 
Brown      (Seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  D''  in  Presence  of  us  Betijamin  Lduards 
Peter  Ober 

Rec''  of  Miles  Ward  Jun'  Thirty  Pounds  in  full  of  the 
Purchase  Consideration  mentioned  in  y"  foregoing  deed  XoV^ 
3*  1730  John  Higginson  John  Baker 

Essex  ss/John  Higginson  John  Baker  &  John  Browne  ac- 
knowledged the  foregoinir  Instrument  to  be  their  free  Act& 
Deed  Nov'  3>'   1730 

Coram     John  Wainwright  J*  P' 


88  Book   XIV,  Fol.   2R. 

Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  the  within  named 
Miles    Ward  ,Iun''  in    Consideration     of    Thirtj' 
Ward  Pounds  by  me  ReC'  of  y"  within  named  John  Hig- 

T"  ginson  have  baryuined  &  sold  &  by  these  Pres- 

Higginson  ^nts  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  grant  bargain 
sell  assign  set  over  convey  and  confirm  unto  the 
said  John  Iligginson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  as  well 
the  foregoing  &  within  written  Deed  &  every  Clause  &  Ar- 
ticle thereof  as  also  all  &  every  the  Lotts  i*i  Divisions  of 
Land  therein  contained  &  thereby  conveyed  with  all  &  sin- 
gular the  Profits  Privilcdges  &  Appurces  [26]  thereto  be- 
longing To  Iiavo  and  to  hold  all  &  singular  the  Premisses  & 
Appurces  to  him  the  s''  John  Higginson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  To  his  &  their  sole  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  forever 
as  a  good  sure  &  absolute  Estate  in  Fee  simi)le  free  &  clear 
off  &  from  any  Encumbrance  or  Entanglement  whatsoever  & 
without  any  Molestation  of  me  the  s'^  Miles  Ward  or  any 
Person  from  by  or  under  me — In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s'' 
Miles  Ward  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  Novem''  5. 
1730  Miles  Ward  Jun'      (Seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  D''  in  Presence  of  us  Moses  Ingraham 
Charles  Trafton 

York  ss/Novem'  5.  1730  Then  appeared  Miles  Ward  Jun' 
abovenamed  &  acknowledged  the  abovewritten  Instrument  to 
be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  Me     Joseph  Moody     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Deed  witii  the  Assignment 
endorsed  Received  November  the  5'"  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  Peoi)le  unto  whom  this  Present  Deed  of  Sale  shall 
come  Offin   Boardman    Sen"'  of    Salisbury    in    the 
Boartlman  County  of  Essex   in   his    Maj'>^  Province    of    the 
To  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Mariner  send- 

His  Son  ^.x\^  (ireeting  Know  ye  that  I  the  s''  Offin  Board- 
man  Sen""  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of 
Three  Hundred  Pounds  in  good  Bills  of  Credit  on  the  Prov- 
ince of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  to  me  in  Hand  well  &  truly 
paid  before  the  Ensealing  &  delivery  of  these  Presents  by 
my  Son  Offin  Boardman  Jun'  of  Newbury  in  s""  County  of 
Essex  &  Province  afores*  Mariner  the  Receipt  of  w*^''  Sum 
to  full  Consent  &  Satisfaction  I  the  s'^  Offin  Boardman  Sen" 
do  hereby  acknowledge  &  therefore  have  given  granted  bar- 
gained  sold  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do 
fully  freely    clearly    &   absolutely  give  grant  bargain   sell 


Rook   XIV,  Fol.   L>(i.  89 

alicnc  onfi'oft  rclciisc  convey  iSi  coiifirin  unto  him  my  f^'"  Son 
Ortin  Hoardman  Jan'  hi.s  Heirs  Exi^c"  Admin"  &  Assijins 
for  ever  the  One  Half  Part  of  ail  those  my  certain  Tracts  or 
Parcels  of  Uplands  iSo  Meadows  situate  lying  it  beinj:'  atCa.s- 
eo  Ray  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  tlie  Massa- 
chusetts Hay  W''  Lands  &  ^leadows  I  the  s''  Offin  I'xiardman 
8en'  lately  purchased  of  William  Thomas  of  Boston  in  the 
County  of  Suffolk  in  New  England  aforcs''  &  «'•  William 
Thomas  lately  pia-chased  s''  Land  &  Meadow  of  Job  Otis 
wluj  bought  the  same  of  Nathan'  &  Gilbort  A\'inslow  who 
jiurchased  s'  Lands  of  .Joseph  Nash  &  were  formerly  the 
Lands  of  John  Closure  w^^^"  s''  Upland  contains  Three  Hun- 
dred Acres  bounded  Easterly  by  Ai'csicket  River  so  called 
Southerly  on  y^'  Sea  or  Salt  ^^'ater  Westerly  by  the  Second 
Gutt  w'''  joyn  upon  Lanes  Lands  running  from  the  Second 
(iutt  North  Westerly  untill  the  full  Contents  &  Measure  of 
'I'hree  Hundred  Acres  be  meted  out  with  all  the  Meadow 
Land  thereto  belonging,  the  first  Parcel  of  Meadow  having  a 
Pond  in  the  Aliddle  of  it  &  Three  Parcels  more  on  the  East- 
terly  Side  of  upper  Part  of  the  afores''  Kiver  containing  in 
all  about  Twenty  or  Thirty  Acres  be  the  same  more  or  less 
together  with  the  Buildings  Fences  Trees  AVoods  I'^ndcr- 
woods  &  Living  Stock  thereon  Standing  being  or  growing 
A\'aters  A\'ater  Courses  Profits  Priviledges  iS^  A]i)purces  there- 
to belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  &  the  Reversions 
1^3  Remainders  thereof —  To  have  &  to  hold  the  One  Half 
Part  of  the  s''  given  &  granted  Lands  Living  Stock  &  other 
the  Premisses  with  the  Ap})urces  &  every  Part  thereof  unto 
my  s''  Son  Offin  Boardman  Jun'  his  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin"*  & 
Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  sole  &  proper  LTse  Ben- 
efit &  Behoofe  from  henceforth  &  forevcrmore  And  I  the  s'' 
OIHn  Boardman  Sen'  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Ad- 
min"- do  liereb}'  co\enant  promise  grant  iSc  agree  to  &  with 
my  s'l  Son  Offcn  Boardman  Jun"^  his  Heirs  ExeC^  &  Ad- 
niin"^^  &  Assigns  in  Manner  following  that  is  to  say  that  at 
iVc  untill  the  Time  of  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of  these 
Presents  I  the  s''  Often  15oardman  Sen'  am  the  true  sole  & 
lawful  Owner  of  the  s''  granted  Lands  &  Premisses  with  the 
Ajipurces  having  in  my  self  full  Power  good  right  &  lawful 
Authority  to  give  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  dispose  there- 
of in  Manner  as  afores''  the  same  being  free  and  clear  & 
clearly  exonerated  aci|uitted  &  discharged  of  iS;;  from  all  & 
all  Planner  of  other  or  former  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Releases  Mortgages  Alienations  &  of  &  from  all  other 
Titles  Troubles  Charges  &  Encumbrances  whatsoever  And 
further  1  the  s''  Offin  Boardman  Sen'  do  covenant  promise  & 


90  Book  XIV,  Fol.  2fi. 

grant  for  my  si'lf  iii_\'  Heirs  Exec'"''  &  Adniin'^  to  warrant  & 
defend  the  One  Half  Part  of  the  s''  grante  Lands  Buildings 
Stock  &  all  other  the  afore  bargained  PreinLsses  with  the 
A))purees  unto  hini  my  s''  Son  Offin  Boardman  Jun''  his 
Heirs  Exec"*  Admin"  &  Assigns  for  ever  against  the  lawful 
Claims  &  Demands  of  all  &  every  Person  or  Person  whatso- 
ever In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s<'  Ofhn  Boardman  Sen"^  have 
hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Thirteenth  Day  of  No- 
vember in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign 
Lord  George  the  Second  By  the  Grace  of  God  King  of 
Great  Britain  &c  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hun- 
dred &  Thirty  Often  Boardman      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us  Moses 
Titcoml)  William  Titcomh 

Essex  13"'  of  Xovemb'  1730  Often  Boardman  psonally  ap- 
peared before  me  &  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to 
be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Jos  :  Atkins     Justice  of  the  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"'  Novemb"^  17""  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"^ 


Know  all  Men  b}-  these   Presents  that  I  Benjamin  Haley 
of  Beddeford  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Prov- 
Haley  \^^^■^.  yf  ;Main  (alias  Province  of  the  Massachusetts 

T'^  Bay)  in  Xew  England  House  wright  for  &  in  Con- 

Menill  sideration  of  the  Sum  of  Two  Hundred  Pounds  to 
me  in  Hand  paid  at  &  before  the  Ensealing  of  these 
Presents  by  Abel  ^Merrill  of  the  Town  of  Wells  in  the  Coun- 
ty &  Province  afores''  Laborer  the  Receipt  of  which  Money 
I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therew'"  fully  satisfied 
contented  &  paid  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  alienat- 
ed enfeoffed  &  confirmed  &  do  by  these  Presents  fully  free- 
ly &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  alienate  enfeoff  & 
confirm  unto  the  s''  Abel  Merrill  his  Heirs  Exec'*  Admin"^"  & 
Assigns  a  certain  Tract  of  Ui)land  and  Meadow  situate  in 
the  Township  of  Wells  afores''  contiiining  about  Six  Acres 
be  it  more  or  less  &  is  bounded  as  followeth  viz  Easterl}'  by 
Kennebunk  River  Northerly  by  [the]  Creek  Westerly  by 
the  Cove  &  Southerh'  by  the  Sea  WaU  And  also  Ten  Acres 
of  Meadow  or  Marsh  lying  on  the  Southerly  Side  of  the  s* 
Creek  And  also  One  Hundred  Acres  of  Land  lying  about  a 
Mile  from  the  Sea  in  the  Township  of  Wells  aforesaid  &  is 
bounded  Easterly  on  the  s''  Kennebunk  River  being  in 
Length  a  Mile  &'in  Breadth  Fifty  Rods  by  the  River  &  is 
bounded  Northerly  by  Bucklins  Line  &  Southerly  by  David 


Book  XTV,  Fol.   27.  91 

Lawsons  Land  &  also  half  a  Mile  Privilcdge  in  the  above 
mentioned  Creek  with  a  Priviledge  in  the  Way  y'  shall  be 
left  to  the  Mill  for  Transportation  of  Boards  Timber  or 
Loggs  &  for  Landing  of  Loggs  or  Timber  at  the  Landing 
Place  as  also  all  mj  Right  &  Priviledge  in  the  Cove  for  lay- 
ing of  Logs  or  Timber  and  also  all  [27]  my  Right  Share  & 
Interest  in  the  Frame  of  the  Mill  now  standing  on  the  s'' 
Creek  &  also  a  Priviledge  for  the  Pastm'ing  of  Calves  &  al- 
so a  Priviledge  to  fetch  his  Hay  from  the  aboves''  Ten  Acres 
of  Meadow  ail  which  aboves''  Lands  Meadows  &  Priviledges 
I  formerly  bought  of  Stephen  Harding  To  have  &  to  hold  all 
&  singular  the  abovementioned  Lands  &  jNIeadows  with  all 
the  Profits  Priviledges  &  Appurces  thereunto  belonging  or 
any  Ways  ap{)ertaining  together  with  the  ^lill  Priviledge 
Mill  Frame  Priviledge  in  the  Cove  with  all  the  abovemen- 
tioned Priviledges  &  Premisses  To  him  the  s**  Abel  Merrill 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  &  to  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Ben- 
efit &  Behoof  as  a  good  free  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheri- 
tance in  Fee  simple  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Benjamin  Haley 
do  by  these  Presents  for  myself  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin" 
covenant  i)romise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s'*  Abel  Merrill  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  that  I  have  good  Right  &  full  Power  to 
grant  sell  &  confirm  all  &  singular  the  abovegranted  &  bar- 
gained Premisses  in  Manner  as  aboves*  &  that  the  s'^  Abel 
Merrill  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  may  &  shall  by  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  forever  hereafter  lawfully'peaceably&  (juietly  have 
hold  possess  &  enjoy  the  same  free  &  clear  of  &  from  all 
other  &  former  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Mortgages  In- 
tails  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  Charges  Titles  Trou- 
bles Letts  ^Molestations  &  Encumbrances  whatsoever  And 
that  I  the  s''  Benjamin  Haley  my  Heirs  Excc''^  &  Admin" 
shall  &  will  for  ever  warrant  secure  &  defend  the  above- 
granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appui'ces  unto  the 
s"*  Abel  Merrill  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  all  the  lawful 
Claims  &  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Person  whatsoever 
Witness  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  First  Day  of  December  Seven- 
teen Hundred  &  Twenty  Eight  in  the  Second  Year  of  the 
Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  of  Great 
Britain  France  &  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  Faith  &c 
Benj"  Haley  (Seai)  Susanna  Haley  her  Mark-]-  (SHai) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv^"  in  Presence  of  us  Solomon  Pike 
Jonathan  Stone  John  Stackpole  John  Robbens 

Note  that  before  Signing  Sealing  &  Delivering  Mrs  Susan- 
na Haley  the  Wife  of  Benjamin  Haley  doth  willingly  sur- 
render her  Right  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  Thirds  of  the  with- 
in mentioned  Deed  of  Sale 

Book  x[v  7 


92  Book  XIV,  Fol.   27. 

York  ss/Biddcford  April  11.  1730  Benjamin  Haley  &  Su- 
sanna hi.s  Wife  both  p.sonall)'  ajjjieared  &  acUnowledged  this 
Deed  of  Sale  on  the  other  Side  to  be  their  free  &  voluntary 
Act  &  Deed 

Cor  :  John  Gra}'  Just"  Paci.s 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Orij^inal  Rec''  Novcin'^  11  1730 

Attest     Jos:  MocKly     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall   come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  George  Cloys  of  Sallam  in  the 
Cloys        County  of  Essex  within    his  Maj"^   Province  of  the 
To  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New    England  Husbandman 

Haskel  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  sum  of  Sixty  Pounds 
currant  Moneys  of  New  England  to  me  in  Hand  be- 
fore the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  Thomas  Has- 
kel of  Falmouth  in  Casco  Bay  Shipwright  the  Receipt  where- 
of I  do  herc^by  acknowledge  &  myself  therewith  fully  satis- 
fied &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  there- 
of do  exonerate  aciiuit  &  discharge  the  s''  Thomas  Haskell 
his  Heirs  Exec'^  i!c  Admin'^  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirm- 
ed &  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give 
grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s"' 
Thomas  Ilaskell  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  ^lessuage 
or  Tract  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the  Township  of 
Falmouth  in  the  Province  of  Main  in  the  County  of  York 
laA'ing  on  the  Northern  Side  of  the  fore  River  cont«iining  by 
Flstimation  about  Fifty  Acres  be  it  more  or  less  butted  & 
bounded  the  Bounds  that  was  formerly  George  Munjoy  & 
sold  to  my  Father  Thomas  Cloyce  joining  upon  Ingei'sell  all 
the  Land  &  Salt  Marsh  to  Low  Water  Mark  with  the  Rights 
tVc  Priviledges  thereunto  belonging  &  also  the  CoiTion  Right 
that  the  aboves''  Land  should  draw  To  have  and  to  hold  the 
s"*  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  withal  1  the  Appurces  Priv- 
iledges &  Comodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise 
appta-taining  to  him  the  s''  Thomas  Haskell  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  i^t  Be- 
hoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  George  Cloys  for  me  my  Heirs 
Exec'^  &  Admin"^'  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with 
the  s'^'  Thomas  Haskell  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the 
Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  Owner  of  tiw 
abovebargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed 
of  the  same  in  mine  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  ab- 
solute Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  And  have  in  my 
self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bar- 


Book   XIV,  For,.    27.  9r> 

gain  sell  convey  &  fontirni  s''  bargained  Prcnii.sses  in  Man- 
ner as  afores'i  And  that  the  s;''  Thomas  Haskell  his  Ilcirs  & 
Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for 
ever  hereafter  Iiy  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully 
j)eaeeal)iy  i)c  (|iiietiy  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  cnjoj' 
the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appurces 
free  &  clear  &  freely  «t  clearh'  acquitted  exonerated  &  dis- 
charged of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts 
Grants  Bargains  Sales  liCases  Mortgages  "Wills  Entails  Joyn- 
tures  Dowries  ,rudgments  P^xecutions  or  Incumbrances  of 
what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  Measure  or 
Degree  obstruct  or  make  void  this  present  Deed — Further- 
more I  the  s''  George  Cloys  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  & 
Admin"  do  covenant  c<:  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses 
to  him  the  s''  Thomas  Haskell  his  Heirs  and  Assi<>ns  against 
the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Person 
whatsoever  forever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  liy 
these  Pi'esents  In  Witness  whereof  I  iiave  hereunto  set  to 
my  Hand  tt  Seal  this  Third  Day  of  October  in  the  Year  of 
our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 

Gorge  Cloys     (seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Benjamin 
Beals  Samuel  Putnam 

Essex  ss/Salcm  Octob''  y^  3.  17.'>()  Then  George  Clois 
psonally  appearing  acknowledged  this  Instrument  to  be  his 
voluntar}'  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Tim"  Lindall     eFust:   Pacis 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  rec,''  Octob"^/).  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing  &c    Know  ye  that  I  Abiah  AVadsworth  of 
Wadsworth     North  Yarmouth  in  the  County  of  York  in  his 
l"*^  Majesties  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in 

Baker  New  England  Husbandman   for  &  in  Considera- 

tion of  the  Sum  of  Two  Hundred  &  Fifty  Pounds 
in  Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in  hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof 
well  &  truly  paid  by  Sanmel  Baker  of  North  Yarmouth 
afores''  Coaster  the  Keccipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowl- 
edge &  m\'  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  there- 
of &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  & 
discharge  the  s<'  Samuel  Baker  his  Heirs  Exec™  Admin"  for 
ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold 
aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  b}'  these  Presents  do  freeh' 
fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  alienc  convey  & 


94  Book  XIV,  Fol.   28. 

confirm  luitu  liiiii  the  s"  Samuel  Baker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  :i  certain  Ten  Acre  Lot  of  Land  in  North  Yarmouth 
Nunibred  in  the  Plan  Fort}'  Two  &  bounded  as  by  Record 
may  appear  Together  with  all  other  after  Divisions  of  Marsh 
Upland  or  Islands  belonging  to  the  s''  Lot  a<|ual  with  y''  oth- 
er Lots  in  s^'  Town  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  & 
bargained  Premisses  with  ail  the  Apjiurees  Priviledges  & 
Coinoditics  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertain- 
ing to  him  the  [28]  said  Samuel  Baker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  projier  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe 
for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Abiah  Wadsworth  for  me  my  Heirs 
Exec'^  Admin™  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the 
said  Samuel  Baker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  En- 
sealing hereof  I  am  the  true  solo  &  lawful  owner  of  the 
abovebargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed 
of  the  same  in  mine  own  pro})er  Eight  as  a  good  })fect  &  ab- 
solute Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my 
self  good  Eight  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bar- 
i^ain  sell  convey  and  confirm  s''  bar<rained  Premisses  in  Man- 
ner  aboves''  And  that  tlie  said  Sanmel  Baker  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs shall  &  ma}'  from  Time  to  Time  for  ever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  qui- 
etly have  hold  use  occupy  possess  tS:  enjoy  the  said  demised 
&  bargained  Premisses  with  the  A})purces  free  &  clear  ac- 
quitted exonerated  &  discharged  of  &  from  all  ]\Ianner  of 
former  or  other  Gifts  (xrants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mort- 
gages Will  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Execu- 
tions Incumbrances  &  Extents  Furthermore  I  the  s'^  Abial 
Wadsworth  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin'^  do  cove- 
nants engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Sam- 
uel Baker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or 
Demands  of  any  Person  or  Pei'sons  whatsoever  for  ever  here- 
after to  warrant  &  defend  In  AA'itness  hereof  I  liave  here- 
unto set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  10'"  Day  of  October  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Nine  1729 

Abiah  Wadsworth     (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  Amos  Har- 
ris Ednuuid  Jurden  his  Mark  X 

Plymouth  ss/On  the  23''  Day  of  July  1730  the  abovenam- 
ed  Abiah  Wadsworth  acknowledged  the  abovewritten  to  be 
his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Joshua  Cushing     Justice  of  the  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Octob>  2.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   28.  95 

Laid  out  to  James  Mills  House  a  Lot  of  Land  Beginning 
at  the  Easterly  End  of  Cap'  Benj'^  LaiTabys  House 
Wills  thence  fronting  down  Middle  Street  Twelve  Rods  & 
thence  22  Rod  North  West  to  a  Stuke  &  thence  to 
Cap'  Larraby's  Line  of  his  House  Lott — Dated  at  Fahn" 
April  27  1727  Benj"  Larraby  Benj^  Wright  Sanuiel  Cobb 
Corn'"''' 

The  within  written  Bounds  of  Land  entered  in  the  Town 
Book  of  Records  in  the  88'"  Page 

p     Sam'  Colib     Town  Clerk 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC  Octob'  6  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 

Granted  &  laid  out  to  James  Dunevan  a  certain  Tract  of 
Land  containing  Thirty  Acres  lying  &  being  in 
Duuevau  the  Township  of  Falmouth  &  is  bounded  as  fol- 
loweth  beginning  at  a  Pitch  Pine  Tree  marked 
on  Three  Sides  standing  on  the  Northerh'  Side  of  the  High 
Way  or  Path  that  leads  up  from  Capiseck  to  Sacerapc}'  & 
thence  fronting  s''  Path  40  Rods  to  a  Stiikc  marked  on  three 
Sides  so  running  back  North  &  be  East  the  same  Bi'cadth 
till  the  Thirty  Acres  be  made  uj) 

Dated  at  Falm°  Sept'  y   10'"   172!l  Benj-'  Ingersell  Benj* 
Larraby  Samuel  Cobb  Com""" 

The  within  Bounds  of  Land  entered  in  the  Town  Book  of 
Records  for  Falni"  Book  the  2''  Page  98 

p     Sam'  Cobli     Town  Clerk 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Octob'  5  1730 

Attest    Jos  :  Moody     Reg' 

Granted  &  laid  out  to  James   Dunevan  a  certain  Tract  of 
Land    lying    c^    being    in   the  Township  of  Fal- 
Dunevan  mouth  &  is  bounded  as  followeth  viz  Beginning 

at  a  White  Oak  Stump  adjoining  on  James  Mills 
thirty  Acre  Lot  &,  thence  by  s*'  Lot  North  East  &  by  East 
till  it  meets  with  tlu>  Head  of  M'  Thomes  Ten  AiTe  Lott  & 
thence  adjoining  to  Thomes  Lot  till  it  comes  to  the  Cove  or 
Marsh  &  thence  round  by  the  Bank  to  the  First  Bounds  men- 
tioned Said  Land  containing  Thirteen  Acres  Ten  Acres 
thereof  for  his  Ten  Acre  Lot  &  Three  Acres  for  his  Three 
Acre  Lot  according  to  the  Draughts  of  the  Town  Dated  at 
Falm"  Octob' y«  1"  1729 

Benj"  Ingersell  Benj*  Larraby  Sam'  Cobb  Comittee — 
The  witliiii  written  Bounds  of   Land  entered  in  tln^  Town 
Book  of  Records  for  Fahn"  Book  the  Scond  Page  99 

p     Sam'  Cobb     Town  Clerk 


90  Book   XIV,  Fol.   28. 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Oetobv5,  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Know 
ye  that  I  Joseph  Mitchell  of  Kingston  in  the  County 
Mitchel    of  Plymouth  in  his  Maj'>'  Province  of  the  Massaehu- 
To       setts  Bay  in  New  England  Tanner  for  &  in  Consid- 
Pope      eration  of  Forty  Eight  Pounds  ^Nloney  to  me  in  Hand 
paid  by  Isaac  Pope  of  Dartmouth  in  the  Count}'  of 
Bristol  i  Province  aboves''  Yeoman  the  Rec'  whereof  I  ac- 
knowledge it  myself  therewith  fully  satisfied  contented  &  i)aid 
&  do  by  these  Presents  for  myself  my  Heirs  ct  Exec'"  Admin" 
(fe  Assigns  fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  &  sell 
to  him  the  s''  Isaac  Pope  all  my  Right  Title  »&  Interest  in  & 
to  all  my  Lands  &  Meadows  in  the  Town  of  North  Yarmouth 
in  the  Government  of  the  Massachusetts  in  Casco  Bay  to  him 
&  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To   have  and  to  liold  all 
the  aboves''  Premisses  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  aboves'*  Jo- 
seph Mitchell  hath  hereto  set  his  Hand  &  Seal  this  31"'  Day 
of  January  Annoq  Domini  1727/8 

Joseph  Mitchel     (Seal) 
Sign'^  Seal'i  &  D"'  in  presence  of  us  Jacob  Mitchell  Sam' 
Baker 

Plymouth  ss/on  y''  24'"  Day  of  July  1730  the  abovenam- 
ed  Joseph  Mitchell  acknowledged  the  abovewritten  to  be  his 
Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Joshua  Cushing     Justice  of  Peace 
A  true  Copy  from  y"  Original  Rec'i'Octob'  2'^  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Know 
Ki  a-  3'c  tliat  I  Richard  King  of  Kittery  in  the  County 

.p^,"  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts 

(hailboiirn  ^'"^i  ^"  "^^"  England  Shipwright  for  c'c  in  Con- 
sideration of  Ten  Pounds  Money  or  })assable 
Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in  Hand  well  ct  truly  i)aid  by  Josej)h 
Chadbourne  of  Berwick  in  the  County  and  Province  afores'' 
Husbandman  the  Receipt  whereof  I  acknowledge  my  self  fully 
j)aid  have  given  granted  &  sold  Two  grants  of  Land  containing 
Twentv  Acres  w"'"  Crants  was  given  to  mv  Hon'  Katlier  W 
Rich''  king  Dec'  by  the  Town  of  Kittery  ".May  the  IC.  I(i!l4 
that  is  Ten  Acres  to  be  improved  within  One  Year  after  the 
laying  out  of  the  same  by  building  or  Fencing  a  considera- 
bfe  Part  thereof  the  other  Ten    Acres    is  to   be  laid  clear  of 


Book  XIV,  For,.   2!).  97 

former  Grants  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  Two  Grants  of 
Land  to  him  &  his  Heirs  for  ever  To  his  &  their  proper  Use 
&  Benefit  with  all  the  Privilcdoes  thereunto  belonejina-  And 
I  the  s**  Kieliard  Kiiii;-  before  the  Delivery  hereof  do  avoueh 
my  self  to  be  the  lawful  Owner  of  the  s'"  granted  Premisses 
&  will  warrant  &  defend  the  same  to  the  s"  Joseph  Chad- 
hourn  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  And  furthermore  I  the  s"  Kieh- 
ard  King  do  bind  my  Heirs  Exee"  [29]  Admin'^''  to  the  true 
Performance  of  every  Article  above  written  In  Witn(>ss 
whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &.  Seal  this  Eleventh 
Day  of  June  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  Twenty  &  Nine 
&  in  the  Second  Year  of  liis  jNIaj"''  King  George  the  Sec- 
onds Reign 

Signed  Scaled  &  delivered  in  Presence  of  us  the  Subscrib- 
ers Moses  Abbett  John  Pick  his  Mark  -f- 

Richard  King     (s«ai) 

York  ss  Aug'  22''  1730  Richard  King  ap])earcd  before  me 
the  Subscriber  it  ackru)wledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be 
his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Hum[)h  :   Chadbourn     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  Octob^  (5.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


To  all  Peo})le  to   whom   these  Presents  shall   come  Know 
ye  that  I  .loscpli  Chadbourn   of   Berwick   in  the 
Cliadbourn     ('ountyof    York    in    his   ]Maj'y»  Province  of  the 
'I'o  Massachusetts  Bay    in   New  England   Husband- 

Kuight  jumi  foi-  j(i  ii,  Consideration  of  tlie  Sum  of  Thir- 
ty Five  Pounds  in  Pul)lick  Bills  of  Credit  to  me 
in  Hand  jiaid  by  Grindol  Knight  of  Berwick  in  the  County 
&  Province  afores''  Husbandman  the  Receipt  whereof  I  ac- 
knowledge nn'self  paid  &  by  tiicse  Presents  do  give  grant  & 
sell  Twenty  Acres  of  Land  in  the  Townshij)  of  Berwick 
bounded  as  followeth  Beginning  at  a  Red  Oak  Trcc^  marked 
E.  P:  I  H:  I  C:  Running  South  East  Eighty  Four  Poles: 
Then  North  East  Forty  Five  Poles  :  ThenNo'rth  West  Fifty 
Eight  Poles  to  the  High  Way  bounded  on  the  North  East  by 
John  Thomson's  Land  &  on  the  North  West  by  s''  Way  & 
on  the  South  West  by  Cap'  Elisha  Plaisteds  c^c  M"'' John  Hills 
Land  &  on  the  Southeast  by  undivided  Land  To  have  and  to 
hold  the  s''  granted  Premisses  with  sill  the  Priviledges  there- 
unto lielongitig  To  him  the  s''  Grindal  Knight  his  Heirs  Ex- 
ec'" Admin'"  and  Assigns  for  ever  'I'o  his  &  [their]  jiroper 
Use  &  Benefit  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Josepii  Chadhourne  for 
me    my    Heirs    Exec'"  ct  Admin'"  do  promise  it  grant  to  <&. 


98  Book  XIV,  Fol.  29. 

with  the  s''  Gi'iiidal  Knight  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before 
tiie  Delivery  hereof  I  am  tiie  lawful  Owner  of  the  s'^  granted 
Premisses  &  have  in  my  self  full  Power  to  dispose  of  the 
same  And  I  the  s*  Jos:  Chadbourn  do  promise  &  bind  my- 
self my  Heirs  Exce"  &  Admin"^"  to  him  the  s''  Grindol  Knight 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  of  any  Person 
or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  &  de- 
fend the  same  Provided  the  s''  Grind  Knight  his  Heirs  or 
Assigns  do  make  Improvement  by  Fencing  a  Considerable 
Part  of  the  s"*  Land  at  or  before  the  First  Day  of  June  next 
after  the  Date  hereof  In  Testimony  hereof  I  do  hereunto  set 
my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Fifth  Day  of  Septemb"^  1730  &  in  the 
Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  King  George  the  Second  of 
Great  Britain  &c  Jos:  Chadbourn      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Hump  Chad- 
bourn Nathan  Lord  Jun'  his  Mark  X 

York  ss/Sept"^  5.  1730  Josejjh  Chadbourn  p.ppeared  before 
me  the  Subscinber  &  acknowledoed  the  foregoiii"'  lustrum' 
to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Hump  Chadbourn     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  from  the  Original  ReC'  Octob"^  6  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Jacob  Curtis  of  York  in  the 
Curtis  County  of  York  Carpenter  for  &  in  Consideration 
To  of  the  Sum  of  Thirty  Pounds  currant  Money  to  me 
Walker  i„  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly 
paid  by  Joshua  Walker  of  Arundel  in  the  County 
afores"  Cordwinder  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereb}'  ac- 
knowledge &  my  self  therewith  full}'  satisfied  t^-  contented 
&  paid  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  ex- 
onerate accjuit  &  discharge  the  s''  Joshua  Walker  his  Heii's 
Exec"  Admin"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these 
Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Joshua  Walker  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  Messuage  or  Tract  of  Land 
lying  &  being  in  Arundel  afores"  containing  Thirt}-  Acres 
adjoyning  to  Kennebunk  River  &  bounded  with  the  Land 
of  John  Frees  West  Nortii  West  &  by  Kennebunk  River  at 
y°  South  End  &  in  Breadth  down  the  s''  River  from  Frees's 
Land  Twenty  One  Pole  &  Four  Feet  then  running  North 
North  East  Two  Hundred  Thirty  &  Five  Poles  keeping  the 
same  Breadth  To  have  and  to  lu/ld  the  s''  granted  &  bargain- 


Book  XIV.  Fol.   29.  99 

ed  Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledgcs  &  Comodi- 
ties  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  To 
him  the  s''  Joshua  Watker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  &  their  proper  Use  Benefit  tt  Behoof  for  ever  And  I  the 
s*  Jacob  Coiu-tes  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  Admin™  do  cove- 
nant promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Joshua  Walker  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the 
true  sole  it  lawful  Owner  of  the  above  bargained  Premisses 
&  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own 
proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  Estiite  of  Inheritfince  in  Fee 
simple  ;  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful 
Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  as  aboves'^ 
&  that  the  s"  Joshua  AValker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  & 
may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter 
by  Force  ilt  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  jioaceably  & 
tfuietlv  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demis- 
ed &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  & 
clearly  acquitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all 
Manner  of  former  or  other  (lifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judg- 
ments Executions  Incumbrances  &  Extents — Furthermore  I 
the  s'l  Jacob  C'urtes  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'"  Admin"  do 
covenant  &  engage  the  abovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the 
s''  Joshua  AValker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  agiiinst  the  lawful 
Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  to 
warrant  secure  &  defend  for  ever  hereafter  And  Abigail 
('urtes  the  Wife  of  me  the  s''  Jacob  Curtcs  doth  by  these 
Presents  freely  willingly  give  yield  up  &  surrender  all  her 
Right  of  Dower  &  Power  of  Thirds  of  in  &  unto  the  above- 
demised  Premisses  unto  him  the  s''  Joshua  AVaikcr  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  In  Witness  whereof  we  have  hereunto  set  our 
Hands  &  Seals  this  Thirteenth  Day  of  June  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  Twenty  &  Eight  1728 

Jacob  Curtis     (Seal)     Abigail  Curtis     (Seal) 
Sign''  Seal''  &  D''  in  Presence  of  Stephen  Avercll  Thomas 
Perkins 

York  ss/Arundell  Aug"  2!l"'  1728.  The  within  named 
Jacob  Curtis  &  Abigail  Curtis  appeared  before  me  the  Sub- 
scriber &  acknowledged  the  witliin  Instrument  to  be  their 
voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

John  Penhallow     Jus  :  Pac' 
A  true  Co])V  of  the  Original  ReC'  Octob'  7.  17;5(> 

.\ttest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"' 


100  Book  XIV,  Fol.  30. 

To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Phillip  Durell  Jun""  of  Arundel 
Dunell  i,j  t})f>  County  of  York  Yeoman  for  &  in  Considera- 
To  tion  of  the  Sum  of  Eiglit  Pound  in  Province  Bills 
Walker  to  me  [30]  in  Hand  paid  by  Joshua  Walker  of 
Arundel  in  the  County  aforcs''  Cordwainer  the  liec' 
whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewitii  fully 
satisfied  &  contented  &  paid  &  thereof  &  of  every  Pai't  & 
Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  the  s"  Joshua 
^^'alker  his  Heirs  Exec™  Admin'"  for  ever  by  these  Presents 
have  given  granted  bargained  sold  conveyed  &  confirmed  & 
by  these  Pi'esents  do  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &. 
confirm  unto  Ilini  the  s''  Joshua  ^^'^alker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  One  certain  Parcel  or  Tract  of  Ui)land  lying  &  be- 
ing in  Arundel  afores''  containing  Ten  Acres  adjoining  to 
Cannebunck  River  &  bounded  as  followeth  by  s''  River  Eight 
Rods  by  the  Land  of  s''  Walker  Westerlj'  so  running  North- 
erly keeping  the  same  Breadth  as  at  s''  River  till  the  Ten 
Acres  be  complcated  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  & 
bargained  Pi'emisses  with  all  the  Appui'ces  to  the  same  be- 
longing To  him  the  s''  Joshua  Walker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  To  his  &  their  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for 
ever  And  I  the  s''  Philip  Durell  do  for  my  self  my  Heii's  do 
covenant  it  promise  to  &  with  the  s''  Joshua  Walker  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I 
am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  above  jiargained 
Premisses  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power\t  law- 
ful Authority  to  sell  &  dispose  of  y^  same  And  that  the  s"* 
Joshua  Walker  ma}'  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  ail  Times  for 
ever  hereafter  h}'  \'irtue  of  these  Presents  have  hold  use  oc- 
cupy possess  &  enjo_v  the  s''  bargained  Premisses  free  & 
clear  from  all  Manner  of  former  Gifts  Grants  bargains  Sales 
Wills  Entails  or  an}'  other  Conveyance  whatsoever  Further- 
more I  the  s''  Philip  Durell  do  for  my  self  my  Heirs  ExeC^^ 
Admin"'  do  jiromise  engage  to  him  the  s''  Joshua  ^\'alker  it 
his  Heirs  for  ever  In  Witness  to  all  above  written  I  the  s'' 
Philip  Dorell  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  iSi  Seal  this  Sixth 
Day  of  October  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  Twenty  & 
Eight  1728  Phillip  Durell      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Pi'csence  of  us  Witnesses 
James  Deschon  Daniel  Grccnleaf 

York  ss/Wells  March  28.  172!)  Philip  Durell  psonally  ap- 
peared before  me  the  Subscriber  One  of  his  Maj'^^"  .Justices 
of  the  Pt'aec  for  s''  County  t^c  acknowledged  the  above  writ- 
ten Instrument  to  be  his  voluntary  Act  i*i  Deed 

rlolin  Wheelwrielit 


Book    XIV,  Fol.  30.  ini 

A  true  Copy  from  the  Orij^inal  Kcc'  Octoli^  7.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg-^ 

The    Deposition  of  Peter  Wittum  aged    Seventy    Seven 
Years  or  thereabouts  testifieth  &  saith  tiiat  about 
Wittum's    Fifty  Eight  Years  since  lie  was  a  Soldier  under 
Test       tiie  Comand  of  Cap''  Wincoll  in  the  Town  of  Scar- 
borough &  posted  at  M'  Foxwells  (Jarrison   in  s'' 
Town  very  well  knew  W"  Siielden   of  s*  Town  &  was  often 
at  his  IIous(>  wlio  lived  at  a  Place  called  Xon  sucli  in  Scar- 
borough afores''  on  the  Eastward  Side  of  Black  Point  River 
&  that  he  lived  on  &  possessed   a  Farm  reputed  to   be  s'' 
Sheldens  Farm  by  Joshua  Scottow  Esii''  then  an  Inhabitant 
there  &  by  others  of  y''  Inhabitants  of  s''  Town  vVnd  further 
Saith  not"  Peter  Wittum 

York  ss/June  17'"  1730  Peter  Wittum  made  Oath  to  the 
Truth  of  the  above  Deposition  Taken  in  perpetuam  Rei  Me- 
moriam 

Coram  John  Wheelwright  Jos  IlaiSond  ,Iust»  (Quorum 
A  true  Copv  of  the  Original  Rec''  June  20.  1730 

Attest     Jos :   Moodv     Re"' 


To  all  Peopli'  to  whom  these  Presents    shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I   Samuel   Skilling  of  Falmouth 
Slcilliuf;       in  v"'  County  of    York  in  y''  Pro\ince  of  y  Ahissa- 
To  cluisetts  Bay  in  New  England   Shipwright  for  tit  in 

Parker  Consideration  of  y  Sum  of  eight  hundred  Pounds 
curr'"  Money  of  Xew  England  to  me  in  Hand  i)aid 
before  y"=  ensealing  &  delivery  of  these  Presents  by  Benj" 
Parker  of  New  Castle  in  y"  Province  of  New  hampshire  in 
New  England  Cordwainer  the  Receipt  whereof  1  do  hereby 
acknowledge  &  my  self  therewitii  fully  satisfied  contented  i^L 
l)aid  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  <Sc  Parcel  thereof  do  exoner- 
ate ac(juit  &  discharge  y"  s'>  Benj"  Parker  his  Heirs  Execut" 
&  Admin"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  Have  given  granted 
l)arjiraincd  sold  aliened  con\eyed  t<:  confirmed  &  by  these 
Presents  do  fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  y"  s''  Benj''  Parker  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Farm  lying  within  y' 
Township  of  Kittery  afores''  with  one  dwelling  House  & 
Barn  thereon  w"''  is  on  y"  eastward  Side  of  y"  Riv(>r  of 
Spruce  Creek  butted  &  bounded  as  followeth  viz.  beginning 
at  a  Beach  Tree  at  y''  wat(U'  side  which  is  y''  Bounds  betwixt 
s''  Farm  &  Joseph  Weeks  his  Land  thence  South  East  forty 
ft)ur  Pole  bv  the  River  than  East  three  (Quarters  .North  thir- 


102  Book  XIV,  Fol.  31. 

ty  six  Pole  Then  North  East  half  North  One  hundred  & 
ninety  two  Pole  Then  West  half  South  eleven  Pole  Then 
North  half  West  twenty  nine  Pole  Then  South  west  &  by 
west  half  west  forty  Pole  Then  West  South  west  half  west 
twenty  eight  Pole  Then  South  eighteen  Pole  Then  South 
west  &  by  west  half  west  thirty  nine  Pole  Thenee  to  the 
first  Beginning  together  with  all  y"  Priviledges  &  Appur- 
ten"""*  thereunto  belonging  To  have  &  to  hold  the  s''  granted 
&  bargained  Premisses  with  all  y-  Appurtenances  Priviledg- 
es &  Comodities  to  y"  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  ap- 
pertaining to  him  y^  said  Bcnj"  Parker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  &  to  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  benefit  tt  behoof 
forever  &  I  y  s''  Samuel  Skillin  for  me  my  Heirs  Execuf^ 
&  Admin'^^  Do  covenant  Promise  &  grant  to  &  with  y"  s'' 
Benj"  Parker  his  Heirs  Execut'^  Admin"  &  Assigns  that  be- 
fore y  ensealing  iSc  delivery  hereof  I  am  y'"  true  sole  &  law- 
ful Owner  of  y'=  above  bargainded  Premisses  &  am  lawfully 
siez'd  &  possess''  of  y"  same  in  mine  own  proper  Right  as  a 
good  perfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritixnce  in  Fee  simple 
And  have  in  my  self  good  Eight  full  Power  &  lawfid  Au- 
thority to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  the  s''  bar- 
gained Premisses  in  manner  as  aboves''  &  that  y"  s''  Benja- 
min Parker  his  Heirs  Execuf'  Admin"^'  and  Assigns  shall  & 
may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by 
force  &  virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfull}'  peaceably  ct  (juiet- 
ly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  injoy  y''  said  demised  & 
bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appur'''^''  free  &  clear  &  freely 
&  clearly  acquitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  &  from  all  & 
all  manner  of  former  &  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  jointures  Dowries  .ludgm"" 
Executions  &  Encumbrances  whatsoever  Furthermore  I  y^ 
said  Sanmel  Skillin  for  my  self  lu}'  Heirs  Execut"  &  Ad- 
min'^ do  covenant  &  ingage  y  above  demised  Premisses  to 
him  y  s''  Benjamin  Parker  his  Heirs  Exccuf^^  Admin™  Sj  As- 
signs against  y''  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or 
Person  whatsoever  forever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  de- 
fend And  Richord  Skillin  y^'  Wife  of  me  y"  s''  Samuel  Skil- 
lin doth  by  these  Presents  freely  &  willingly  give  yield  up 
&  surrender  all  her  Right  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  Thirds  of 
in  &  unto  y  [31]  above  demised  Premisses  unto  him  y"  s" 
Benjamin  Parker  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  In  Witness 
whereof  I  y''  said  Sanmel  Skillin  &  Richord  my  Wife  have 
hereunto  set  oiu-  Hands  &  Seals  this  tenth  Day  of  Xoxob'' 
In  y"  fourth  year  of  his  Majesties  Reign  Anno  Domini  One 
thousand  seven  hundred  &  tliirt}' 

Samuel  Skillin      (a  Seal) 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   31.  103 

Siiriit'd  Sealed  &  delivered  in  the  Presence  (a  Seal) 

of  us  Withers  Berry  Tho''  Cleer  Timothy  (Jerrish  jun' 

York  ss.  Nov  10'"  1730  This  diiy  .V  abovenanied  Sam- 
uel SUiliin  personalh'  ai)i>eared  &  acknowiedijed  this  forego- 
ing Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  ili  Deed 

before     AV"'  Pepperrell  J-  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Ree/'  Dee'  7.  1730 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Keg"^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greeting 
Know  ye  that  I   Sanuiel  ,Jellerds  of  Wells   in  the 
Jeffenls      County  of  York  in  his  Maj'y  Province  of  the  Mas- 
To  sachusetts    Bay  in  New  England  Clerk  for  &  in 

Storer  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Sixty  Pounds  in  good 
&  lawful  Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in  Hand  before  the 
Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  i)aid  by  Caj)'  Jcjhn  Storer  of 
Wells  af ores''  Gentleman  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby 
acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  full}'  satisfied  &  contented 
&  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  ac- 
(juit  &  discharge  him  the  s''  John  Storer  his  Heirs  Exec"  & 
Admin'*  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bar- 
gained sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  b}'  these  Pres- 
ents do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene 
convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s'' John  Storer  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  for  ever  all  the  Right  Title  Estate  Challenge  Claim 
&  Demand  which  I  the  s"  Samuel  Jefferds  have  in  &,  to  One 
Half  (Quarter  of  a  Sixth  Part  of  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  sit- 
uate tit  being  in  the  County  afores''  Beginning  at  the  lower 
Falls  of  a  River  in  the  Township  of  North  Yarmouth  in  the 
afores''  County  [comonly  called  Ryals  River]  &  Running  up 
Two  Miles  in  Breadth  on  each  Side  of  the  s''  River  unto  the 
Head  of  the  furthe  Branch  or  Creek  of  the  s''  Ryals  River 
which  is  the  whole  of  what  I  i)urchased  of  the  Rev'  ^l'  Thom- 
as Smith  of  Falmouth  some  time  in  the  Month  of  March  last 
past  To  have  iSc  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Prennsses 
with  all  the  Appiux-es  Priviledges  &  Comodities  to  the  same 
belonging  or  in  any  wise  apj)ertaining  to  him  the  s''  John 
Storer  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only 
))roj)er  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Sanuiel 
Jefferds  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec''  &  Admin"  do  cove- 
nant promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s"*  John  Storer  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  that  before  the  Enswiling  hereof  I  am  the  true 
sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  abovebargaiucd  Premisses  &  am 
lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  my  ow-n  pro{)er 
Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee 


104  Book  XIV,  Fol.  31. 

siiiiiilc&liavc  in  myself  good  Riglitfull  Powct  c^c  lawful  Au- 
thority to  grant  bargain  .sell  convfy  &  conlirui  said  bargain- 
ed Promis.scs  in  Manner  afores''  And  that  He  the  s"*  John 
Storer  hi.s  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time 
&  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  hy  Force  &  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  lawfully  ])eaeeably  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  occupy 
possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with 
the  Api)urces  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  ac(]uitted  ex- 
onerated &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former 
it  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills 
Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  or  En- 
cumbrances of  w'  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any 
Measure  or  Degrci;  obstruct  or  make  void  this  present  Deed 
Furthermore  I  the  s''  Samuel  Jefferds  for  my  self  my  Heirs 
Exec'-^  &  Admin"'  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised 
Premisses  to  him  the  s''  John  Storer  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Per- 
sons whatsoever  forever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend 
by  these  Presents  from  by  or  under  me  And  likewise  I  Sarah 
the  Wife  of  the  aboves''  Samuel  Jefferds  do  by  these  Pres- 
ents freely  &  voluntarily  (juit  relinquish  &  give  up  all  my 
Right  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  Thirds  in  &  to  the  above  bar- 
gained Premisses  unto  the  s''  John  Storer  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  In  Testimony  of  the  whole  of  the  above  writ- 
ten bargain  We  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  this 
Fourth  Day  of  June  in  the  Third  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our 
Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  by  the  Grace  of  God  of 
Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland  &,  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord 
&  Saviour  Jesus  Christ  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  & 
Thirty 

j^   [5      The  Words  [commonly  called  Ryals  River]    were  in- 
terlined  between   the  Nineteenth  &  Twentieth  Line 
from  the  Top  before  Signing 

Sam'  Jefferds     (|^^,)      Sarah  Jefferds     (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Nathan^ 
Wheelwright  Abigail  AA'heelwright 

June  ^"4"'  1730  ReC'  of  M'^  John  Storer  the  sum  within 
mentioned  p  me     Sam'  Jefferds 

York  ss/ Wells  June  the  4">  1730  The  within  mentioned 
SanuicI  Jefferds  &  Sarah  his  AVife  ))sonally  appeared  before 
me  the  Subscril)er  One  of  his  ]Maj'>'  Justices  of  the  Peace 
for  s''  County  &  acknowledged  the  within  written  Deed  of 
Sale  to  be  their  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

John  Wheelwright 

A  true  Coi)y  of  the  Original  Rec"  Octob"^  U  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


.       Book    XIV,   Fol.   32.  lOr, 

Toiill  Peo|)le  to  wiiom  these  Presents  shall  coiiie  Grect- 

iiiii'  Know  ye  that  I   Samuel   Jeflerds  of  Wells  in 

Jefferds      the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  JNIassa- 

To  ehusetts  Bay  in  New  Eniiland  Clerk  for  &  in  Con- 

Stoier  sideration  of  the  Sum  of  Seventy  Pounds  in  cur- 
rant Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in  Hand  before  the  En- 
sealiiiii'  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  l)y  John  Storer  of  Wells  in 
the  County  &  Province  afores''  Gentleman  the  Receipt 
whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully 
satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  c^  Parcel 
thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  him  the  s'^  John 
Storer  his  Heirs  Exec'"  &  Admin'*  for  ever  liy  these  Pres- 
ents have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  & 
confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely 
give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him 
the  s''  John  Storer  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  the 
Kight  Title  lVc  Interest  which  I  the  s''  Samuel  Jefferds  have 
in  it  to  one  Eighth  Part  of  the  Falls  comoiily  called  Mousoni 
Great  Falls  Together  with  an  Eighth  Part  "of  the  Mill  now 
standing  tiiereon  with  the  Iron  Work  Dam  Peors  Boom  with 
all  the  Apj)urccs  &  Privilcdges  whatsoever  thereunto  in  any 
wise  belonging  Together  with  the  eighth  Part  of  Two  IIuii- 
di'ed  Acres  of  Land  near  adjoyning  to  s''  Falls  To  have  and 
to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the 
Appurces  Privilcdges  &  Comodities  to  y"  same  belonging  or 
ill  anv  wise  appertaining  to  him  the  s''  John  Storer  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  forever  To  his  iSc  their  only  proi)er  Use  Benefit 
&  Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Samuel  Jefferds  for  my 
self  my  heirs  Exee"^'  &  Admin"  do  covenant  promise  &  grant 
to  &  with  the  said  John  Storer  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  be- 
fore the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  it  lawful  owner 
of  the  above  bargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &, 
possessed  of  the  same  in  luy  own  proper  Right  as  a  good 
pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simi)le  &  have 
[32]  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Autiiority 
to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  it  confirm  s''  bargained  Prem- 
isses in  Manner  as  afores''  And  that  He  the  s<'  John  Stoi'er 
his  Heirs  >.t  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all 
Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Pres- 
ents'lawfully  ))eaceably  ct  i|uietly  have  hold  use  occupy  pos- 
sess &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  it  bargained  Premisses  with  the 
Appurces  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  acquitted  exoner- 
ated &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or 
other  Gifts  (Jrarits  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills 
Entails  Joyntures    Dowries    Judgments   Executions  or  In- 


106  Book  XIV,  Fol.  32. 

cumbriince.s  of  what  Name  or  Nature  soovL-r  that  might  in 
aiiy'Measure  or  degree  obstruct  or  make  void  thi.s  present 
Deed — Furtiiermore  I  the  s''  Samuel  Jefferds  for  my  self  my 
Heirs  Exee'^  &  Admin"*  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  de- 
mised Premisses  to  him  the  s*  John  Storer  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  anv  Person 
or  Persons  whatsoever  forever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure 
&  defend  by  these  Presents.  And  likewise  I  Sarah  the  AVife 
of  the  aboves''  Samuel  Jefferds  do  by  these  Presents  freely 
(juit  Claim  &  give  u\)  all  my  Right  of  Dower  &  Power  of 
Thirds  unto  him  the  s''  John  Storer  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  In  Testimony  whereof  we  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands 
&  Seals  the  Seventeenth  Day  of  July  One  Thousand  Seven 
Hundred  &  Thirty  Annoq  Regis  Georgii  Secundi  Quarto 
Sam' Jeffers      (Seal)      Sarah  Jefferds      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Joshua  Moody 
Henry  Maddocks 

Wells  July  17.  1730  Rec'>  the  within  mentioned  Sum  of 
Seventy  Pounds  of  jNP  Jn"  Storer 

J)  me     Sam'  Jefferds 

York  ss/Wells  July  18'^  1730  Tiien  M'  Samuel  Jefferds 
&  Sarah  his  AVife  ajjpeared  &  acknowledged  the  within  In- 
strument to  be  their  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor :     Joshua  bloody     Just  Pac. 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec/^  Octob'  (\.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Mood V     Reg' 


To  all  People  to   wliom   these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Jonathan   Tilden  of  the  Town 
Tilden         of'Marshfield    in   the  County  of  Plymouth   in   the 
To  Province  of  the  Massachusetts   Bay    in    New  Eng- 

Magoun  land  Cordwinder  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  full 
&  just  Sum  of  Thirty  Five  Pounds  currant  Money 
of  New  England  to  me  in  Hand  paid  by  Thomas  Magoun  of 
the  Town  of  Scarborough  in  the  County  of  York  in  the 
Province  aboves''  Dealer  the  Receit  whereof  I  do  acknowl- 
edge &  ni}'  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  »&  contented  &  there- 
of &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  ac(]uit  & 
discharge  the  s"  Thomas  ^lagoun  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  *Ad- 
min'«  &  every  of  them  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  giv- 
en granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  &  con- 
firmed &  by  these  Presents  do  fully  freely  &  absolutely  give 
grant  sell  &  convey  unto  him  the  s^'  Thomas  ilagoun  &  to 
his  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin"  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Piece 
or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the  Township  of 


Book  XTV,  For,.   32.  107 

FaliiKiiitli  >■'  Laiul  contuiirmi:-  One  Ilimdrt'd  Acrrti  &  is 
IxHindcd  us  followuth  viz  Ik'giiinltig  at  Barhfrry  Creek  &  so 
down  the  River  to  the  Land  formerly  M"^  Clarkes  or  how- 
ever otiierwise  bounded  or  reputed  to  be  bounded  which 
liund  is  now  my  Part  of  the  land  now  in  Partnership  be- 
tween me  the  s''"jonathan  Tiklen  Jt  Thomas  ^higoun  aboves* 
Toiiether  witli  all  the  Rights  .Members  Profits  Priviledges  & 
Appurtenances  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  apper- 
taining To  him  the  s''  Thomas  INIagoun  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  To  his  c^  their  only  i)roi)er  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof 
To  have  and  to  hold  absolutely  without  any  Manner  of  Con- 
dition Redemption  or  Revocation  in  any  wise  &  I  the  s'* 
Jonathan  Tilden  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec-^'  Adiiiin"  do 
iiereby  covenant  promise  grant  &  agree  with  the  s''  Thomas 
^hlgoun  his  Heirs  Exec'^''  Admin'^  &  Assigns  in  Manner  as 
foUoweth  That  is  to  say  that  the  s''  bargained  Premisses  are 
a  good  sure  &  undefeasable  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee 
simple  And  that  I  the  s''  Jonathan  Tilden  my  Heirs  Exec'» 
Admin'^''  shall  &  will  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  warrant 
I'i  defend  the  s'>  granted  &  bargained  Premiss(>s  with  tiie  Ap- 
jiurces  &  every  Part  thereof  unto  the  s''  Thomas  Magoun  iiis 
Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  all 
Oc  every  Person  or  Person  whomsoever  In  Witness  whereof 
I  the  s''  Jonathan  Tilden  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal 
this  Second  Day  of  October  Anno(i  Domini  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 

Jonathan  Tilden      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered   in   Presence    of  us  John  Rob- 
ben  Sam'  Cobli 

York  ss/October  the  2''  173(»     Then  Jonathan  Tilden  ac- 
knowledged the  above  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     Joshua  Moody     Jus :  Pea 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Octob'  A.  17o0 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg'^ 


To  all   Ciiristian    Pe()i>le  to   whom   this  ))rescnt    Writing 
shall  come  I  John  Wooding  of  Salem  in  the  Coun- 
Wooding     ty  of  Essex  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in 
To  Xuw  England  send  Greeting,  Now  know  y"  that  I 

(lark  the  aboves''  John  Wooding  with  the  Consent    of 

Katiiarine  my  Wife  for  divers  good  Causes  &  Con- 
siderations but  especially  for  a  Yoke  of  Oxen  &  Forty  Shil- 
lings ill  Money  by  Billssecured  to  be  paid  to  me  have  given 
ct  granted  &  do  by  these  Presents  fully  clearly  &  absolutely 
trive  o-i-ant  bargain  sell  alienate  make  over  &  confirm  unto 

Book  XIV  a 


108  Book  XIV,  Fol.  33. 

Nathanacl  Clark  of  AVells  a  certain  Piece  or  Parcel  of  I'^p- 
land  (with  a  Dwelling  House  standing  upon  it)  Lying  &  be- 
ing in  the  Township  of  Wells  being  a  Town  Grant  of  Twen- 
ty' Acres  liounded  North  Easterly  &  North  Westerly'  by 
Land  clainu>d  by  Anthou}'  Conies  &  Nicholas  Cole  near  Lit- 
tle River  Mill  &  South  Easterly  &  South  Westerly  by  Land 
claimed  by  Nathan'  ('lark  aboves''  &  Thomas  Wells  To  have 
&  to  hold  to  the  pro})cr  Use  &  Behoofe  of  the  aboves''  Na- 
than' Clark  his  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin''^  or  Assigns  as  a  free  & 
clear  Estate  in  Fee  simple  for  ever  And  the  aboves'^ 
John  Wooding  &  Katharine  his  Wife  do  covenant  &  agree 
for  themselves  their  Heirs  Exec'^  Adniin''^  to  &  with  the 
aboves''  Nathaniel  Clark  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin'*'  that  the 
abovenamed  Premisses  is  free  &  clear  &  freely  clearly  &  ab- 
solutely actjuitted  &  discharged  of  &  from  all  other  &  for- 
mer Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Alienations  &  Enfeoff- 
ments &  Incumbrances  whatsoever  by  us  or  either  of  us 
made  to  any  Person  or  Person  whatsoever  before  the  Date 
of  these  Presents  shall  lay  any  legal  Claim  thereunto  in  b}^ 
fi'om  or  under  them  their  Heirs  Exec"^^  Admin^^  In  Witness 
hereof  the  aboves''  John  AVooding  with  Katharine  his  Wife 
have  hereto  set  their  Hands  &  Seals  this  Eighth  Day  of  No- 
vember in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Six  Hun- 
dred Ninety  &  nine  Anno(i  R'  R'^  Gulielmi  Tertii  Undecimo 

John  Wooden      (seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  David  Little- 
field  Sam'  Emery 

John  Wooden  came  this  15'"  Day  of  May  1700  in  Wells 
&  acknowledged  this  present  Bill  of  Sale  to  be  his  Act  & 
Deed 

Before  me     Samuel  Donnell     Justis  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Octob^  0.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


[33)     To  all  Persons  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
David  Seabury  of  Duxbury  in  the  County  of  Ply- 
Seabmy    mouth  within 'the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay 
To  in  New  England  Mariner  sendeth    Greeting  Where- 

liatcii  as  the  CoiSittee  appointed  for  Resettling  the  Town 
of  North  Yarmouth  in  Casco  Bay  in  the  County  of  York 
within  the  Province  afores''  hath  admitted  the  s''  David  Sea- 
bury  a  Settler  or  Proiirietor  in  s''  Town  &  when  the  Lots 
were  tlrawn  in  May  last  past  the  Home  Lott  Number  Eigh- 
ty Eight  containing  Ten  Acres  was  allotted  &  set  off  unto 
the  afores*  David  Seabury  w^"  s''  Lot  was  to  draw  &  have  a 


Book  XIV,  For.   ?,?,.  Ki'.t 

Kijrht  or  Share  in  all  Divi.sions  in  tlit^'  Meadow  C'omon.s  & 
rndivided  Lands  aqual  with  the  otIuT  Home  Lots  through- 
out the-  s''  Township  ujion  Performing  certain  Terms  &  Con- 
ditions as  doth  fully  appear  by  Yarmouth  Town  Book  Now 
Know  3'c  that  I  the  s'*  David  Seabury  for  &  in  Consideration 
of  the  Sum  of  Sixty  Five  Pounds  currant  Money  of  New 
England  well  &  truly  i)aid  by  Barnabas  Hatch  of  Duxbur}' 
afores''  Cooper  the  Kec'  whereof  the  s''  David  Seabury  doth 
hereby  acknowledge  hath  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  en- 
feoffed conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  free- 
Iv  fully  it  absolutely  grant  l)argain  sell  aliene  enfeoffc  con- 
ve}'  and  confirm  unto  the  afores''  Barnabas  Hatch  all  tiie 
afores''  Home  Lott  of  Land  Together  with  all  Rights  & 
After  Divisions  of  Meadow  Commons  &  undivided  Land  & 
all  Benefits  &  Ap})urces  thereto  belonging  or  appertaining 
throughout  the  s''  Townshi}>  the  s''  Barnabas  Hatch  taking 
upon  him  to  perform  the  Conditions  &  Terms  of  Settling  the 
same  To  have  and  to  hold  all  the  abovegranted  Home  Lott 
Toirether  with  all  the  Riirhts  &  after  Divisions  of  Meadow 
Commons  &  l^ndivided  Land  Profits  Benefits  &  Appiu'ces 
thereto  belonging  or  appertaining  throughout  the  s''  Town- 
ship unto  him  the  s''  Barnabas  Hatch  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  And  the  s''  David  Seal)ury  doth  hereby  covenant  & 
agree  to  warrant  &  defend  all  the  abovegrantc^d  Lands  & 
Premisses  unto  him  the  s''  Barnabas  Hatch  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  for  ever  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of 
him  the  s''  David  Seabury  his  Heirs  or  Assigns  or  any  Per- 
son or  Persons  from  by  or  under  him  or  them  Li  Witness 
whereof  the  s''  David  Seabury  hath  hereunto  set  his  Hand  & 
Seal  this  Tenth  Day  of  December  One  Thousand  Seven  Hun- 
dred &  Twenty  Seven  And  in  the  First  Year  of  y*"  Reign 
of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  over  Great  Bri- 
tain &c  David  Seabury     (,Seai) 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  in  Presence   of  Rich''  Salter 
Cornelius  Foul 

York  ss/Falm»  Sepf^  30.    1730    Then  David   Seabury  ac- 
knowledged the  above  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor  :  Joshua  i\Ioody  Just :   Pac  : 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC  Decem''  Ki,  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


no  Book  XIV,   Fol.  33. 

To  all  Mi'n  to  whom  this  Deod  of  Sale  .shall  come  Phineas 
Jonc>s  of  North  Yarmouth  in  the  County  of  York  & 
Jones  Province  of  y"  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England 
To  Yeoman  sends  Greeting  Now  Know  3'e  that  for  &  in 
Hatch  the  Consideration  of  One  Hundred  and  Thirty  Pounds 
of  lawful  Bills  of  Credit  on  this  Province  to  him  in 
Hand  well  ilc  truly  i)aid  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of 
these  Presents  by  Barnabas  Hatch  of  the  same  Town  County 
&  Province  afores''  Cooper  the  Receit  whereof  he  the  s'' 
Phinehas  Jones  doth  hereby  acknowledge  himself  fully  satis- 
fied &  contented  hath  given  granted  bargained  sold  convey- 
ed &  contirmed  &  do  by  these  Presents  fully  &  freely  & 
clearly  give  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  a  certain 
Ten  Acre  Lot  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  [in]  the  Town- 
ship of  North  Yarmouth  it  being  a  Home  Lot  that  was  Orig- 
inally James  Buxtons  &  is  numbered  in  North  Yarmouth 
Town  Book  One  Hundred  all  w'^^''  may  appear  by  Yarmouth 
Town  Records  Reference  thereunto  being  had  &  is  bounded 
as  folioweth  Beginning  at  a  White  Birch  Tree  standing  i)v 
the  Road  that  goes  b}^  the  Side  of  Lot  Number  Eighty  Eight 
&  thence  adjoining  on  the  Lot  of  John  Paery  &  the  LotTof 
Isaac  Lathareby  East  Eleven  Degrees  North  Sixtv  Rod  to  a 
Black  Oak  Tree  marked  &  thence  adjoining  on  Conunon 
Land  South  Eleven  Degrees  East  Twenty  Two  Rods  to 
Stake  &  thence  West  Twelve  [Deg]  South  Sixty  Eight  Rod 
adjoyning  on  Common  Land  to  a  AVhite  Pine  Treeniarked 
and  thence  adjoyning  on  the  Road  North  Thirty  B^ive  Rod 
to  the  First  Bounds  mentioned  together  with  all  the  after 
Divisions  of  Upland  Island  Salt  ^Meadow  and  Fresh  Meadow 
&,  whatever  Divisions  shall  or  ought  to  be  laid  out  unto  or 
drawn  by  Virtue  of  s''  s''  Ten  Acre  Lot  Together  with  all 
the  Priviledges  &  c*i  Appurces  that  do  now  or  shall  hereafter 
in  an}'  wise  belong  or  api)ertain  thereunto  To  have  &  to  hold 
all  the  above  granted  bargained  &  demised  Premisses  to  him 
the  s''  Barnabas  Hatch  his  Heirs  Exec'''  Admin'»  &  Assigns 
to  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever 
to  use  occuin*  &  enjoy  as  a  good  c'c  lawful  Estate  of  Inheri- 
tance in  Fee  simple  And  furthermore  the  aboves''  Phinehas 
Jones  doth  bind  himself  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  firmly 
by  these  Presents  unto  the  aboves'"  Barnabas  Hatch  his  II(>irs 
Exec'"  Admin'"  &  Assigns  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  all  the 
abovegranted  &  demised  Premisses  against  the  lawful  Claims 
or  Demands  of  any  Person  whomsoever  from  by  (jr  under 
the  the  aboves''  James  Buxton  &  himself — In  Witness  where- 
of He  the  s''  Piiinciias  Jones  hath  hereunto  set  his  Hand  & 
Seal  this  Twenty  Sixth  day  of  June  Anno  Dom  :  OneThous- 


Book   XIV,  Fol.  34.  Ill 

and  Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Nine  And  in  y*"  Third  Year 
of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  by 
the  Grace  of  (iod  of  Great  lirituin  France  &  Ireland  King 
Defender  of  the  Faith  <tc  Phinehas  Jones      (Seal) 

Sign''  Sealed  &  Delivered   in   Presence  of  us  James  Rice 
Jonas  Rice 

York  ss/Octol)er  22''  1730  Tiion  Phinehas  Jones  acknowl- 
edged the  above  InstruuKMit  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor:     Joshua  Moody     Just  Pac 

A  true  Copy  from  y''  Original  Rec'  Decem'  lii.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"' 


To  all    People    to    whom    this    Deed    of    Sale  shall  come 

Stei)heu  Lai-abee  of  North  Yarmouth  in  tlii' County 

Lanabee     yf  York  in  the  Province  of  the  ^Massachusetts  P.ay 

To  in  \ew  Fngland  Husbandman  sends  Greeting  Know 

Hatch  y^.  that  I  the  s''  Stephen  Larrabee  for  &  in  Consid- 
eration of  the  Sum  of  Ten  Pounds  Five  Shillings 
tome  in  Hand  at  &  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of  these 
Presents  well  cVc  truh'  paid  by  Barnabas  Hatch  of  N"  Yar- 
mouth afores''  Cooper  the  Ree'  whereof  I  do  acknowledge  & 
of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  acquit  exonerate  &  dis- 
charge the  s<'  Barnabas  Hatch  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
liave  given  gninted  bargained  sold  enfeoffed  &  confirmed  & 
iSc  by  these  Presents  do  fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  grant 
bargain  sell  I'clease  enfeoffe  convey  &  confirm  unto  the  s'' 
Barnabas  Hatch  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  a  certain  tjuan- 
tity  of  Lands  lying  &  being  in  the  Township  of  Nortii  Yar- 
mouth abo\es''  lie  on  the  South  Westerly  Corner  of  the  Lot 
Number  Thirty  One  being  on  y*"  upper  Side  of  the  Road  or 
High  wa}'  Thirteen  Rods  One  Way  &  Eight  Rods  the  other 
And  on  the  lower  side  viz  the  Easterly  Side  of  the  Road  is 
Eight  Rods  One  Way  &  Seven  &  an  Half  the  other  Taking 
in  it  containing  y'' House  [34]  said  Barnabas  Hatch  lives  in 
I'Vi  the  Spring  of  Water  that  his  Family  uscth  To  have  and  to 
hold  the  abovegranted  &  bargained  Premisses  to  him  the  s'' 
Barnabas  Hatch  his  Heirs  lii  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their 
sole  L^se  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  And  fm'thermore  the  s 
Stephen  Laraby  doth  covenant  grant  &  agree  for  himself  his 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin'^  &  As.^igns  to  &  with  the  s''  Barna- 
lias  Hatch  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  &  Assigns  that  he  is 
the  sole  iSc  proper  Owner  of  all  iSc  singular  the  abovegrant- 
ed &  bai'gained  Lands  &  Premisses  Ac  will  wai'raiit  i^  defend 
the  the  same  witii  all    the   Prisiledges    Profits  X   Appurces 


rt 


112  Book  XIV,  Fol.  34. 

thereof  unto  him  the  s''  Biirnahu.s  hi.s  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  against  ail  tlie  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  an}' Person 
or  Persons  whatsoever  lawfully  claiming  the  same  In  Wit- 
ness whereof  the  s'*  Stephen  Larrabee  &  Margaret  Larrahee 
his  Wife  have  set  to  their  Hands  &  Seals  this  'I'liird  Day  of 
October  in  the  Third  Year  of  the  Reion  of  our  Sovereign 
Lord  King  George  the  Second  Anno  Domini  1729 

Stephen  Larrabee  (seal)  Samuel  Totman  Gilbert  Wins- 
low 

York  ss/Falm"  Dec''  14.  1730  Then  Stephen  Larraby  ac- 
knowledged the  Instrument  on  the  other  side  to  be  his  free 
Act  &  Deed  Cor :     Joshua  Moody     Just  Pac. 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  KeC'  Decemb''  16  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


Be  it  hereby  known  to  whomsoever  it  may  concern  that  I 

Patience  Clark  of  A\'ells   in  the  County  of  York  in 

Clark       the    Province    of   the    Massachusetts  Bay  in  New 

To  England  Spinstress,  have  &  by  these  Presents  do 
her  Son  remise  release  &  for  ever  quit  claim,  freely  clearly 
tVL  absolutely  unto  my  welbeloved  Son  Eleazer 
Clark  of  Wells  afores'  Husbandman,  in  his  full  &  peaceable 
Possession  &  Seizin  &  to  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever,  all 
such  Right,  Estate,  Title  Interest  &  Demand  whatsoever  as 
I  the  s''  Patience  Clark  held  or  ought  to  have  in,  or  to  all  & 
every  Part  of  that  Land  which  my  late  hon''  Husband  Na- 
thaniel Clark  did  by  his  last  Will  &  Testament  give  ct  be- 
queath unto  my  aboves*  Son  Eleazar  Clark  lying  &  being 
situate  in  Wells  afores'^,  next  adjoyning  unto  that  Tract  of 
Land  w*^'"  my  afores*'  hon''  Husband  Nathaniel  Clark  dec' 
gjive  by  Deed  of  Gift  unto  my  welbeloved  Son  Nathan' 
Clark  &  which  He  the  s''  Nathan'  Clark  hath  since  convey' 
by  Deed  of  Sale  unto  the  afores''  Eleazer  Clark  &  to  run  up 
the  same  Breadth  that  the  Lot  was  originally,  intf)  tiie  Coun- 
try as  high  as  other  Lotts  adjoyning  to  it  do  :  being  bound- 
ed on  the  South  Westerly  side  bv  the  Land  of  Deacon  Thom- 
as Wells,  Easterly  &  North  Westei'ly  upon  the  Town  C!om- 
ons  &  South  Easterly  upon  the  afore  mentioned  Land  which 
the  s''  Eleazer  Clark  bought  of  his  Brother  Xathanael  Clark 
To  have  and  to  hold  the  same  unto  the  s''  Eleazer  Clark  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  So  that  neither  I  th(?  s''  Patience 
Clark  nor  nn^  Heirs,  nor  any  other  Person  or  Persons  for 
me  or  them  in  my  or  their  Names,  or  in  the  Name,  Right  or 
Stead  of  any  of  any  of  them,  shall  or  will  liy  an\'  Wa\s  or 
Means  hereafter  have,  claim,   Challenge  or  demand  any  Es- 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  34.  113 

tate  Right  Title  or  Interest  of  in  or  to  the  Premisses  or  any 
Part  or  Parcel  thereof:  But  from  all  &  every  Action  Right 
Estate  Title  Interest  &  Demand  of  in  or  to  the  Premisses  or 
any  Part  or  Parcel  thereof  they  &  ever}'  of  them  shall  be  ut- 
terly excluded  &  barred  for  ever  by  these  Presents  And  also 
the  s'^  Patience  Clark  &  her  Heirs  the  said  Land  with  the 
Appurces  thereof  to  the  s*  Eleazer  Clark  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs To  his  &  their  own  proper  Use  &  Uses  in  Manner  & 
Form  aforespecified  against  her  Heirs  &  Assigns  &  every  of 
them  shall  warrant  &  for  ever  defend  by  these  Presents  In 
Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this 
Eighteenth  Day  of  May  in  y"  Second  Year  of  the  Reign  of 
our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  of  Great  Britain 
France  &  Ireland  King  Defender  of  tlie  Faitli  c^c  And  in  the 
Year  of  our  Lord  Redeemer  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred 
Thirty 

N  B.  The  [Words  &  Demands]  blotted  out  of  the  Eight 
&  Twentietli  Line  from  the  Top  liefore  Signing 

Patience  Clark      (Seai) 

Signed  Seal''  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  as  Witnesses 
Nicholas  Cole  Joseph  Day 

York  ss/Wells  May  18t"  1730  Patience  Clark  abovenam- 
ed  psonally  appeared  before  me  the  Subscriber  One  of  his 
Maj'y'  Justices  of  the  Peace  for  s''  County  &  acknowledged 
the  above\\Titten  Instrument  to  be  her  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

John  AVheelwright 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Octob-^  9.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  Peo|)le  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Samuel 
Clark  of  Wells  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Prov- 
(lavk  iij^.e  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Yeo- 
To  man  sendeth  Greeting  Know  ye  that  I  the  s'"  Sanuiel 
(lark  t'lark  for  tt  in  Consideration  of  tiie  Sum  of  Eighty 
Five  Pounds  Bills  of  Ci'edit  on  tiiis  Province  afores'' 
to  me  in  Hand  paid  by  my  Brother  Eleazer  Clark  of  Wells 
in  the  County  of  York  &  Province  afores''  the  Receipt 
whei'cof  I  do  acknowledge  &  my  self  to  be  fulh'  satisfied  & 
contented  &  paid  have  given  granted  sold  conveyed  &  con- 
firmed &  by  tiiese  Presents  do  fully  freely  <Sc  absolutely  give 
grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  fully  eonlirni  lo  iiim  the 
s''  Eleazer  Clark  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  that  my 
whole  Tract  of  Land  situate  lying  iSc  being  in  tlu^  Town  of 
Wells  in  the  County  of  York  in  X(^w  England  In'  the  Land 
of  James  Samsons  towards  the  East  &  b}'  the  Land  that  was 


114  Book  XIV,  Fol.  35. 

formerly  Beiijiuiiiii  Gooclu-.s  towards  the  West  Beginning  at 
a  Creek  b}'  tlie  Salt  Marsh  or  AVater  &  runs  Two  iNlile.s  & 
an  Halfe  in  Length  with  Fourteen  or  Fifteen  Rods  in 
Bi'eadth  To  have  and  to  hf)ld  the  s''  bargained  Premisses 
with  all  c^  singular  the  Rights  Priviledges  &  Appurces  to  tiie 
same  beloniiing  or  in  any  ways  appertaining  to  him  the  s'' 
Eleazer  Clark  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  And  I  the  s'' 
Samuel  Clark  for  myself  ni}^  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"'*  do 
covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Eleazer  Clark  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of 
these  Presents  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  o%vner  of  the 
abovegranted  &  bargained  Premisses  &  have  in  my  self  good 
Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  dispose  of  the  same 
in  Manner  &  Form  as  aboves"  Furthermore  I  the  s>'  Sanuiel 
Clark  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"'  &  Admin"^^  do  covenant 
promise  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  &  Appurces 
to  him  the  s''  Eleazer  Clark  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the 
lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  uny  Person  or  Persons  wliatso- 
ever  for  ever  hereafter  to  Avarrant  secure  &  defend  the  same 
In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal 
tiiis  Eighth  Day  of  September  One  Thousand  Seven  Hun- 
dred Twenty  &  Seven  and  in  the  First  Year  of  the  Reign  of 
our  Sovereien  Lord  King  George  the  Second  over  Great 
Britain  France  &  Ireland  &c 

Sanmel  Clark      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Sanmel  Jef- 
ferds  Sarah  Jefferds 

York  ss/AVells  Novemb'^  1"  1727  Samuel  Clark  psonally 
appeared  before  me  the  Subscriber  one  of  his  Maj'>'^  Justices 
of  the  Peace  for  s''  County  &  acknowledged  the  above  writ- 
ten Instrum'  or  Deed  of  Sale  to  be  his  voluntary  Act  & 
Deed  John  Wheelwright 

A  true  Copy  from  tlie  Original  Rec'  Octob'  9  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg' 


[35]      To  all  People  to  whom   these  Presents  shall  come 
George  Cloyce  of  Salem   in   the  County  of  Essex  in 
Cloys      the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 
To       land  Husbandman  send  (ireeting  Know  ye  that  I  the 
Ross      ^ii  Geoi'ge  Cloyce  of  Salem  by  &  with  the  free  Oc  vol- 
untar}^  Consent  of  Lydea  my  Wife  for  &  in  Consid- 
eration of  the  full  &  just  Sum  of  Five  Pounds  in  Monc}'  to 
me  in  Hand  already  well  iSc  truly  paid  by  James  Ross  of  Sa- 
lem in  the   County  of  Essex   in   New    England    Cordwiner 
the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  a<'kn()wledge  it  my  self  therewith 


Book  XIV,  Foi..  35.  115 

fully  satisfied  &  paid  have  bargained  &  sold  &  do  by  these 
Presents  fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  set  over  &  eonfinn  unto  , James  Ross  afores''  &  to  his 
Heirs  Exec"^"  Admin"  &  Assigns  all  the  Right  Title  &  Inter- 
est that  I  have  or  ever  shall  have  of  the  Land  of  mv  Father 
Thomas  Cloyce  late  of  Casco  dec'  w"^  lieth  &  is  in  [the] 
Town  of  Caseow  &  is  situate  us  followeth  that  is  to  say  my 
Part  of  Land  that  lieth  in  the  Town  for  a  House;  Lott  & 
liUewise  all  my  Part  of  the  Farm  w'="  lyeth  at  a  Distanee 
from  the  Town  that  is  to  say  from  whcnee  the  Town  is  set- 
tled &  yet  all  the  Land  lieth  within  the  Township  of  Caseow 
Together  with  all  the  Rights  Priviledges  &  Appurces  there- 
unto belonging  or  any  Ways  ajijiertuining  together  with  all 
the  Common  Rights  &  all  AVood  Timber  Trees  A\'ater  Water 
Courses  or  whatsoever  else  may  appear  to  be  the  s''  Cloyees 
To  have  and  to  hold  the  abovebiirgained  Premisses  unto  him 
the  s''  James  Ross  &  to  his  Heirs  Exee'*  Admin"  &  Assigns 
forever  free  &  elear  &  elearlj-  acquitted  of  iSj  from  all  Gifts 
(inints  Bargains  Sales  Dowries  Mortgages  or  Ineumbrances 
whatsoever  And  the  s''  George  Cloyee  for  his  Exec"  Admin" 
&  Assigns  doth  covenant  &  agree  to  &  with  tiie  s>'  James 
Ross  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  &  Assigns  in  Form  iSi  Man- 
ner following  that  is  to  say  that  at  tlie  Bargain  making  & 
until  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of  these  Presents  I  the  s'' 
George  Cloyee  am  the  true  &  rightful  owner  of  the  above 
bargained  Premisses  &  have  in  my  own  Name  full  Power 
good  Right  <>c  lawful  Authority  to  sell  the  same  as  afores'  c*i 
shall  it  will  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  here- 
after warrant  maintain  &  defend  the  aboves"  James  Rooshis 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  &  assigns  in  the  quiet  &  peaceable 
Possession  of  the  same  &  every  Part  thereof  In  Testinuinv 
whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Tenth 
Day  of  February  in  y  year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  [&  Eighteen]  &.  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the 
Reign  of  our  Sovereii>n  George  of  Great  Britain  King 

Jorg  t'loys      (Seal)        Ledye  Cloys      (,seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  deliV  in  Presence  of  us  Witiu^sses  Tar- 
rant Putnam  Robert  Hutchinson  David  Judd 

Essex  ss/Salem  March  2<"  171X/19  Then  George  Cloys  & 
Lidia  Cloys  his  Wife  ])sonally  appeared  c'c  acknowledged  the 
foregoing  Instrument  to  be  their  free  Act  ct  Deed 

Coram  Stepiien  Sevvall     Just  Peace 

Essex  ss/This  Instrument  is  recorded  w"'  the  Records  of 
s"  County  in  Lib"  34.  Fol»  259  Rec'  on  Record  March  2'' 
171«/l!rRccorded  c^i  Exam''  Stcph"  Scwall  Rcconh-r 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Octob'  lit  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


11 G  Book  XIV,  Fol.   35. 

To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  oonie  Greet- 
ing Know  3-e  That  I  John  Brown  of  Daiiiariscotty 
Blown        in  the  Eastern  Part  of  Xew  England  &  within  his 
To  Mayy  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  for  &  in 

Preble  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Ten  Pounds  to  me  in 
Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly 
paid  by  Caleb  Preble  of  York  in  the  County  of  York  in  the 
Province  afores**  in  good  publick  Bills  of  Credit  on  the  Prov- 
ince of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  afores''  the  Keceipt  whereof  I 
do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fullv  satisfied 
&  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do 
exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  Ilim  the  s"  Caleb  Preble  il is 
Heirs  Exec™  &  Admin''^  for  ever  by  these  Presents  :  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed 
&  by  these  Pi'esents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant 
bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s'*  Caleb 
Preble  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Tract  or  Par- 
cel of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the  Eastern  Parts  of 
New  England  afores'^  at  a  River  called  Damariscotty  River 
near  Pema(|uid  in  the  Province  afores''  containing  the  full 
Quantity  of  One  Hundred  Acres  Beginning  One  Hundred  tt 
Twenty  Five  Rods  below  the  lower  Falls  in  s'  Damariscotty 
River  w''  Falls  are  the  Northermost  Bounds  of  my  Land 
there  &  runs  from  s"*  Beginning  w''  is  the  South  East  Cor- 
ner of  a  Lot  I  have  given  to  Caleb  Preble  son  of  Caleb 
Preble)  down  bounding  on  the  s*  River  Five  &  Twenty  Poles 
&  to  run  out  Easterly  from  the  s'^  River  the  same  Breadth 
till  One  Hundred  Acres  are  fully  compleated  To  have  and  to 
hold  y*  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Ap- 
purces  Priviledges  and  Comodities  to  the  same  belonging  or 
in  any  wise  appertaining  to  him  the  s''  Caleb  Preble  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  vSb  their  only  proper  Use 
Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  John  Brown  for  mc 
my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin'^"  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to 
&  with  the  s''  Caleb  Preble  his  Heii's  &  Assigns  that  before 
the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of 
the  abovebargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  pos- 
sessed of  the  same  in  mine  own  proper  Riglitasa  good  jifect 
&  absolute  P^state  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in 
myself  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  gi'ant 
bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses  in 
Manner  as  afores''  And  that  the  s''  Caleb  Preble  his  lleii's  & 
Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  kSt  at  all  Times  for 
ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfulh' 
l)eaeeably  iSc  iiuietly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  i^  enjoy 
the  s''  demised  tt   bargained    Premisses    with    the   Appurces 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   :^(!.  117 

free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  ac(juitted  exonerated  &  dis- 
charged of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts 
Grant.s  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Enbiils  Jo3'n- 
tures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  or  Eneuml)rances  of 
what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  Pleasure  or 
Degi'ce  obstruct  or  make  void  this  present  Deed  Further- 
more I  the  s''  John  Brown  for  my  self  my  Ileii's  Exec"  & 
Admin"  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses 
to  Him  the  s''  Caleb  Pi'cble  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the 
lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatso- 
ever for  ever  here  after  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these 
Presents  In  Witness  whereof  I  y"  said  John  Brown  have 
hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Thirtietii  Day  of  October 
in  the  Fourtii  Year  of  the  lit'igii  of  KingCJeorge  the  Second 
Annoq  Domini  1730  John  Brown      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Jos  :  Moody 
Luc}'  Moody 

York  ss/Octob"^  30  17;)()  Then  appeared  .loiin  Brown 
abovenamed  and  acknowledged  tlu'  above  InstniUK'nt  to  be 
his  Act  iSL  Deed 

Before  me     Jos:  Moody     Jus:  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Kcceiv'  Octob''  ;>0.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg'' 


To  all  Peojile  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  (jreet- 
ing  Know  ye  that  I   John   Brown   of  Damariscotty 
Brown         near  Penia(iaid  in    the    Province  of  the  ^lassachu- 
'1'"  setts  Bay  in  New  England  Yeoman  for  &  in  Con- 

Pieble  sideration  of  that  Love  &  Affection  I  have  &  do 
bear  unto  Caleb  Preble  Son  of  my  welbeloved 
Friend  Caleb  Preble  of  York  in  the  County  of  York  in  the 
Province  afores''  Gent  have  ijiven  &  granted  it.  bv  these  Pres- 
ents  do  freely  fully  and  absolutely  give  &  grant  unto  the  s'' 
Caleb  Preble'  the  Father  as  a  Feoffee^  in  Trust  &  to  &  for  the 
use  of  the  s''  Caleb  Preble  the  Son  a  certain  Tract  of  Land 
situate  lying  [36]  tt  being  in  the  Eastern  Parts  of  New 
England  at  the  Itiver  called  Damariscotty  near  PenuKjuid  in 
the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  But- 
ted &  bounded  as  followeth  viz  Beginning  at  the  s''  Kiver  at 
Low  Water  Mark  One  Hundred  Hods  below  the  lower  Falls 
in  the  s'*  Kiver  &,  runs  from  thence  Southerl}'  down  the  s'' 
Kiver  &  bounding  thereon  Five  iSc  Twenty  Kods  &  then  to 
run  out  Easterly  bounded  on  each  Side  by  my  own  Land 
till  <  )nc  I  lundred  Acres  are  fulh'  (ompleated  it  l)cing  Part 
of  that  large  Tract  of  Land  there  containing  about  One  Mile 


118  Book  XIV,  Fol.  3(5. 

&  Half  in  Breadth  &  Two  Miles  in  Lcniith  w''  descended  to 
nie  by  Deed  of  Gift  from  1113'  Hoir'  Father  John  Brown  Dec' 
To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  One  Hundred  Aeres  of  Land  to 
him  the  s''  Caleb  Preble  the  Father  to  &  for  the  Use  of  the 
8''  Caleb  Preble  the  Son  &  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  fc»r  ever  To 
the  onh'  proper  Use  of  the  s''  Caleb  Preble  the  Son  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  without  any  Planner  of  Reclaim 
Challenge  or  Demand  or  any  Condition  or  Revocation  what- 
soever— In  Witness  whereof  I  tiie  s''  John  Brown  have  here- 
unto set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Thirtieth  Day  of  (October  in 
the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj'>"'  Reign   Annoq  Domini  1730 

John  Brown      (^^^^) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  .Fos  :  Moody 
Lucy  Aloodv 

York  ss/bctob'  30"'  1730.  Then  John  Brown  abovenam- 
ed  psonally  appearing  acknowledged  the  above  Instrum*^  to 
be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  Me     Jos  :  Moody     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  Octob--  30,  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg-^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Jeremiah  Moulton  of  York  in 
Moultou      the  County  of  York  in  y''  Province  of  the  Mass.i- 
To  chusetts  Ba}^  in  New  England    Ksij'  for  &  in  Con- 

Wittiiiii  sideration  of  y"  Sum  of  Forty  Eight  Pounds  to  me 
in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly 
paid  by  James  AVittum  of  Kittery  in  the  Count\-  afores'' 
Turner  in  good  publick  Bills  of  Credit  on  y  Province  afores'' 
the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  ni}'  self 
therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &■  of  every 
Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  ac(]uit  &  discharge  Him 
the  s''  James  Wittuni  his  Heirs  Exec^ct  Admin"*  for  ever  bv 
these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened 
conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  & 
absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  conlirm 
unto  him  the  s''  James  Wittum  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
a  certain  Tract  of  Land  containing  Tlu-ce  Acres  Ij'ing  in  the 
Township  of  Kittery  near  Sturgeon  Creek  bounded  as  fol- 
lows viz  Beginning  at  the  Corner  of  Nicholas  Morrells  Fence 
there  about  Twelve  Rods  North  from  Sturgeon  Creek  Bridge 
&  running  from  s''  Corner  North  AVcst  Half  a  Point  West 
by  s'*  Fence  Twenty  Eight  Pole  then  South  A\'est  Seventeen 
Poles  Three  Feet  &  an  Half  Then  South  East  Half  a  Point 
East  Twentv  Eiffht  P(tle  to  the  Hiyh  Wav  Icadinii'  from  Kit- 


Book   XIV,  Fol.   8(i.  110 

tvry  ]MtH'tiii<x  House  to  Sturgeon  Creek  &  so  l)y  .said  Way 
over  s'l  Bridge  to  tiie  First  Station  it  being  that  I>ot  of  liand 
whiel)  I  took  l)v  Execution  [from  s''  Ak)rrell]  for  Francis 
Saver  of  Ipswich  &  u"^''  lie  has  since  sold  to  nie  as  by  his 
Deed  may  appear  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  iSb  bar- 
gained Premisses  with  all  the  Ai)])urces  Priviledgcs  &  Com- 
odities  to  tli(^  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  a})pcrtaining  to 
him  }•■'  said  James  ^\'ittum  his  Heirs  tt  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  forever  And 
I  the  s''  Jeremiah  Moulton  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Ad- 
min'^^  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  James 
Wittum  his  Heirs  it  Assigns  tliat  liefore  tiie  Ensealing  iiere- 
of  1  am  tile  true  sole  I'^c  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bar<rained 
Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in 
mine  own  proper  Kight  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute  Estates 
of  Inlieritance  in  Fee  simple  &  liave  in  my  self  good  Right 
full  Power  c<;  lawful  Authority  to  grant  liargain  sell  convey 
<.t  contirm  said  Ixirgained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  afores'' 
And  that  the  s''  James  Wittum  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  & 
may  from  Time  to  Time  ct  at  all  Times  forever  hereafter  bv 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  and 
i|uietly  have  hold  use  occujjv  possess  &  cMijoj  the  s''  demis- 
ed ct  bargained  Premisses  with  the  A})j)urces  free  &  clear  & 
freely  &  clearly  actjuitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from 
all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains 
Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  I)(jwries 
.Judgments  Executions  or  Encumbrances  of  what  Name  or 
Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  Measure  or  Desjree  obstruct 
or  make  void  this  psent  Deed  Furthermore  I  the  s''  Jeremiah 
Moulton  for  my  self  mv  Heirs  Exec'"  &  Admin"*  do  cove- 
nant it  engage  the  abovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the  s'' 
James  Wittum  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims 
or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever 
hereafter  to  warrant  secure  tt  de^fend  by  thissc-  Presents  In 
A\'itness  whei'eof  I  have  liereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the 
Tiiirty  First  Day  of  ()ctol)er  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  hisMaj^"' 
Reign    Anno(|  Domini  1730 

Jer  :   Moulton      (Seal) 

Signed  Seal''  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Jos:  Moody 
Lucy  Moody 

York  ss/<)(tob'  ol.  17;')l)  'i'licii  appeared  Jcrciniaii  Moul- 
ton Esi|'  it  acknowledged  the  aforegoing  Instrum'  in  Writ- 
ing to  lie  his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     , Joseph  Moodv  Jus  :   Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original    K'.'i''  Octob'-'^l.  17o() 

-Vttest     Jos  :  Moody     Reg' 


120  Book  XIV,   Fol.  3(i. 

Know  till  Men  b}'  tht'«o  Pre.sonts  that  I  Cleiiiet  Dcrin  of 
Kittery    in  the  County  of  York  belonging    to  the 
Deiiug     Mafssaehusctts  Ba}'  in  New  England  do  for  divers 
Ti'  Causes  &  good  Considerations  nie  thereunto  moving 

his  Son  ^  more  especiall}'  for  Eneourageiuent  of  my  Son 
Clement  Dearing  of  the  Town  &  County  aforcs*'  in 
Marriage  with  his  now  beloved  Wife  Hannah  Derring  for- 
merly Hannah  Davis  give  grant  &  becjueatii  unto  them  the 
one  (|uarter  Part  of  my  Selu)oner  called  tiie  Mary  with 
all  the  Quarter  Part  of  Sails  &  Rigging  Rods  &  Anchors  be- 
long to  s"*  Schooner  to  Him  &  them  their  Heirs  &  Assigns 
forever 

I  the  s''  Clement  do  also  by  these  Presents  give  grant  re- 
mise release  &  for  ever  ijuit  Claim  unto  my  s*  Son  Clemet 
Derin  &  his  present  Wife  Hannah  Derin  all  my  Right  Title 
&  Interest  that  I  have  unto  a  certain  Parcel  of  Land  or  Mes- 
suage Part  of  my  Home  Lott  w^''  my  Father  Roger  Derin 
give  unto  me  b}'  a  Deed  of  Gift  Reference  thereunto  being 
had  will  ajtpear  that  is  to  say  the  Eastern  Part  of  the  In- 
closer  running  from  a  Red  Oak  Tree  standing  by  Col°  Pep- 
])errells  Fence  at  the  lower  Part  of  a  Run  of  Water  &  so 
running  up  s''  Run  of  Water  on  the  East  Side  &  so  running 
Northerly  to  a  Fence  &  so  by  that  Fence  to  y"  Head  of  s'* 
Lott  with  all  the  Priviledge  &  Advantage  unto  the  same  be- 
longing or  any  wise  appiTtaining  unto  s''  Premisses  And 
the  s''  Clemet  Dering  to  make  &  maintain  One  Half  of  the 
Fence  the  lower  Part  And  if  the  s''  Hannah  Dering  should 
be  left  a  Widow  not  having  a  Child  by  her  Husband  Clemet 
Dering  She  shall  be  debarred  from  letting  out  s''  Premisses 
to  any  Person  (Except  she  lives  on  it  her  self  This  is  the 
true  Intent  &  Cleaning  of  the  foregoing  Deed  of  Sale  of  ni}' 
Schooner  it  quit  Claim  of  the  Land  &  Premisses  abovenicn- 
tioned  As  witness  in  Hand  this  tifth  Day  of  April  1728 

Clementt  Dearing      (Seal) 
Thomas  fJrible  Rebecka  ^NIoss  her  MarkX 

Province  New  Hamj)shire  April  the  Fifth  1728  Clement 
Dearing  psonally  appeared  &  acknowledged  the  above  writ^ 
ten  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     James  Davis  Just  of  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv'  Nov'  11.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


Book    XIV,   Foi,.   37.  121 

[37]      Know  ill!  Moil    by    tlicsc   Pivseiits  that    I  Tlidiiias 
Hull  of  Aruiidol  in  tlic  Coitnt}'  of  York  Fislicniiaii 
lluff  fyj.  j^i;  in  Considcnitioii  of  the  Sum  of  Five  Poundf, 

To  Five  Shillinjrs  tome  in  Hand  j)aid  by  Edward  Mel- 

Molcher  yl,e.r  of  Arundel  ill  y  County  afores''  Cord  winder 
\v"''  i,s  to  my  .self  n'ood  Satisfaction  &  Contentment 
have  hari;ained  &  sold  &  do  b}'  these  Presents  freely  fully  & 
absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  assign  &  set  over  to 
the  aboves''  Edward  Meleher  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  for  ever 
a  eertiiin  Tract  of  Land  situate  i\c  lying  in  Arundel  afores' 
rontaining  Tliree  [Acres]  &  an  Half  more  or  less  Butted  & 
liouiided  as  followeth  viz  Beginning  at  a  Ked  Oak  Tree 
marked  Two  Sides  then  running  North  West  Sixteen  Rods 
the  Country  Poad  then  as  tlie  Road  runs  Westerly  to  a  Bireh 
I'rcc  marked  'I'wo  Sides  from  Thence  South  East  iSc  bv  South 
Twenty'  Seven  Rods  to  a  Pine  Trt'c  marked  Two  Sides  then 
running  North  East  to  the  Oak  Tree  first  mentioned  To  have 
and  to  hold  the  aboves"'  Three  Acres  &  Half  [of  Land]  be 
there  more  or  less  together  with  all  the  Priviledges  of  Wood 
Timber  Rocks  Mines  Ways  Easements  Watering  Places 
Water  Courses  &  all  other  Profits  to  any  &  every  Part  there- 
of belonging  to  him  the  aboves''  Edward  Meleher  his  Heirs 
Exec''  Admin"  &  Assigns  as  an  Estate  of  Liheritance  in  Fee 
sim])le  for  ever  And  further  I  the  aboves''  Thomas  Huff  do 
hereby  warrantizc  this  Sale  t't  avouch  the  Premisses  to  be 
free  from  all  former  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Judgments 
Executions  Dowers  Thirds  Entails  &  all  other  Entangle- 
ments whatsoever  And  He  the  aboves''  Edward  Meleher  his 
Heirs  Plxec'''  Admin'^'^  or  Assigns  shall  for  ever  hereafter 
l)eaceably  &  quietly  have  hold  use  occupy  jiossess  c^  enjoy 
the  same  with  all  the  Priviledges  &  Appurces  thereunto  be- 
longing without  any  Lett  or  Literruption  of  me  my  Heirs 
Exec"  Admin"  or  any  other  Person  or  Person  whatsoever 
laying  any  legal  Claim  thereunto  In  Witness  whereof  I  have 
hereunto  set  my  Hand  ct  Seal  this  First  Day  of  May  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  Twenty  &  Nine 

Thomas  Huf     (soai) 
Signed  Seal''  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Witness  llan- 

her 

nail  Major  John  Burbank  PriscillaxBurbank 

mark 

The  Words  [of  Land]  (and  Aci-es)  interlined  betwixt  y 
14"'  Line  &  Li"'  Line  was  before  Signing 

York  ss/Aug"'  12'"  172;t. This  Day  theabovcnamed  Thom- 
as Huff  psonally  appeared  &  acknowledged  this  above  In- 
struiu'  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     W'"  Peppcrrell  j'     J  :  Peace. 


122  Book  XIV,  Fol.  37. 

A  true  Copy  uf  tlu'  Origiiuil  Rec"  XuV  10  1730 

Attest     Jow :   Moody     Reg"^ 


Know  all  ^leii  by  these  Presents  thiit  I  Jusej)h  Hartford 
of  Kittery  in  the  County  of  York  &  Province  of 
Hartford  tile  Massachusetts  Bay   in   New  Enghind   Cord- 

To  wainer  for  &   in    Consideration   of  the   iSuni  of 

Tibbets         Fifty  Pounds    currant    Money    of  New  England 
afores''  to  lue  in  Hand  i)aid  by  Epiiraim  Tibbets 
of  Dover  in  the  Province  of  New  Haaii)"^  in  New  England 
aft)res''  Blacksmith  have  given  granted   bargained  &  sold  & 
l)y  these  Presents  for   me  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"'  give 
grant  bargain  sell  &  make  over  unto  the  s''  Ephraini  Tib- 
o   bits  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  All  those  three  several 
►^  Tracts  Pieces  or  Parcels  of  Land  situate  &  being  in  Kit- 
§■  tery  afores''  w""    I   purchased  of  the  s''  Ephraim  Tibbits 
is   The  Bounds  whereof  are  expressed  in  s''  Tibbits  his  Deed 
T.   to  me  bearing  even   Date  w"'  these  Presents  Reference 
:^  being  thereunto  had  more  at  large  may  appear  with  the 
i'  Houses  Buildings  Fences  &  Ai)i)urces  thereunto  belong- 
g    ing  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  To  have  and  to  hold  to 
^   him  the  s''  Ephraini  Tibbets  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
g.  To  his  &  their  own  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  fi'om 
^  henceforth  &  for  ever  And   I  the  s''  Joseph  Hartford  & 
"''  my  Heirs  to  him  the  s''  Ephraim  Tibbits  his  Heirs  &  As- 
o    signs  shall  &  will  warrant  and  defend  the  Title  &  Posses- 
^  sion  thereof  against  all  Persons  whatsoever  Always  pro- 
w    vided  &  it  is  the  true  Intent  &  Mcaninc:  of  Grantor  &, 
Grantee  anything  in  these  Presents  contained  to  the  Con- 
trary  notwithstanding    that    if    the  s*'  Josei)h   Hartford  his 
Heirs  Exec'*  or  Admin"^'  shall  well  &  truly  pay  or  cause  to 
be  paid  unto  the  s''  Ej)liraim  Tibbits  his  Heirs  Exec"'^  or  As- 
signs the  Sum  of  Fifty  Pounds  currant  Money  or  good  Prov- 
ince Bills  of  Credit  at  or  before  the  First  Day  of  May  next 
coming  without   Fraud    or   further  Delay  then  this  Deed  of 
Mortgage  to  be  void  &  of  none  Effect  But  if  default  haj^jen  to 
be  made  then  to  abide  &  remain  in  full  Force  &  Virtue  to  all 
Intents  &   Purposes   in   the  Law  whatsoever.     In   Witness 
whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  ni}'  Hand  &  Seal  this  Second 
Day  of  May  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundn-d 
&  Twenty  Nine  Annoq  R'  R'^  Georgii  Mag''  Britannia  &c 
Secundo  Joseph  Hartford      (Seal) 

Signed  Seal''  &  Delivered   in  Presence  of  us  :  Jos  :  Hani- 
ond  John  Addams 

York   ss/May    "2''   172'J    Joseph    Hartford   within  named 


P.ooK   XTV.   Fm,.    ;i7.  123 

psonallv  apiicariiii;'  acknowlcdiicd   tliis   IiistriiiiK'nt  to  be  his 
Vdlimtai'V  \vt  &  Deed 

Cor     Jos:  Ilamond     ,F.  Pac' 
A  truo  (!oi)y  of  the  Origin'  Roc''  Nov'  14  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  Peoi)le  to  whom  these   Presents  shall  come  Robert 
Munson  sends  Greeting  Now  know  ve  that  I  Rob- 
MunsiMi         ^.l■{  ;Muiison   of  .Scarborough    in    the    County    of 
To  York  &    Province  of  the  Massachusetts    Bay    in 

Littlefieid  Ncw  England  divers  good  &  lawful  Causes  & 
Considerations  nie  tiiereunto  moving  but  more 
es])ecially  for  &  in  Consideration  of  tiie  Sum  of  Eight 
Pounds  in  good  &  lawful  P.ills  of  Credit  of  the  Province 
afores''  to  me  in  Hand  i)aid  at  &  before  the  Ensealing  &  De- 
livery hereof  by  Francis  Littlefieid  of  Wells  in  y*"  County  & 
Province  afores''  the  Rec'  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge 
&.  my  self  to  be  tlierewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  alienated  enfeoffed  conveyed  & 
confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  fully  clearly  &  absolutely 
give,  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  enfeoffe  convey  &  confirm  un- 
to Francis  Littlefieid  afores''  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a 
certain  Tract  of  Fresii  Meadow  or  ]Mcadow  (iround  contain- 
ing Ten  Acres  W"  was  given  &  granted  to  me  tlu'  s''  Robert 
Munson  at  a  legal  Meeting  of  the  Freeholders  of  the  s''  To^n 
of  Wells  on  y^^2:V  Day  of  INhirch  Anno  Domini  1714/15  as 
may  more  fully  appear  Reference  being  had  to  the  s''  Grant 
To"  have  and  t^^t)  hold  the  aforedemised  &  granted  Tract  of 
Fresh  Meadow  or  Meadow  Ground  to  him  the  s''  Francis 
Littlefieid  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  To  his  <.'t  their  own  only  sole 
proper  Use  Benefit  c<^  Behoofc  for  ever  as  a  perfect  and  ab- 
solute Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  And  the  s''  Robert 
Munson  for  himself  his  Heirs  Ex'^  &  Adinin'^  covenanteth  & 
ongageth  to  &  with  Francis  Littlefieid  afores''  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  that  the  same  is  free  &  clear  &  clearly  ac(iuitted  ex- 
onerated ci*:  discharged  of  &  from  all  other  c^-  former  Gifts  & 
Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Wills  Mortgages  Dowries 
Judgments  Executions  Encumbrances  &  Extents  whatsoever 
And  also  that  the  s"  Robert  Munson  at  the  Time  of  Enseal- 
ing &  until  the  Delivery  hereof  is  the  true  sole  &  lawful 
owner  of  the  above  demised  it  granted  Premisses  &  hath  in 
himself  full  Power  good  Right  &  lawful  Authority  to  sell  & 
dispose  of  the  same  in  Manner  afores''  And  also  tiiat  the  s'' 
Francis  Littlefieid  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  by  Force 
iSc  Viitue  of  these  Presents  at  any  Time  &  at  all  Times  for 


124  Book  XIV,   Fol.   3S. 

ever  liorcivfter  luive  lu)ld  use  oecu|)y  jxisse.ss  &  enjoy  tlie 
same  without  [38]  Lett  Molestation  or  Hindrance  And  al- 
so the  s''  Robert  Munson  for  himself  his  Heirs  Exec'"  &  Ad- 
min" covenanteth  &  engageth  the  above  demised  &  granted 
Premisses  unto  him  the  s''  Francis  Littlefield  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  against  tlie  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  any  Person 
or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure 
&  defend  In  Witness  hereof  &  for  Confirmation  of  all  afore 
mentioned  I  the  s''  Robert  INIunson  have  hereunto  sett  my 
Hand  it  Sc^al  this  Ninth  Day  of  November  Anno  Domini 
1728  &  in  the  Second  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign 
Lord  George  the  Second  of  Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland 
King  Defender  of  the  Faith  &c 

Robert  Munson      (Seal) 
Signed  Seal''  &  D'"  in  Presence   of  JNIoscs  Downer  Isaac 

Littlefield  X      R'  Dcane 

mark 

York  ss/ Wells  Nov'  11  17.S0  Robert  Munson  psonallyap- 
jicarcd  before  me  John  Wheehvriglit  Ks(|'  Oik'  of  his  Maj'^" 
Justices  of  the  Peace  &  acknowledged  this  within  written  In- 
strument to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

John  Wheelwright 
A  true  Coi)y  of  the  Original  Rec'  Novem'  lii.  IToO 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"' 


To  all  People  to  whom   these   Presents  shall  ef)me  Greet- 
ing Know  y  that  I  Pliilij)  Call  of  Almsbury  in  the 
<-'3'll  County  of  Essex  &  Province  of  the  Massachusetts 

To  Ray  in  New  England  Yeoman  for  &  in  Considera- 

Munson  tion  of  the  Sum  of  Twelve  Pounds  ])assable  Money 
to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  & 
truly  jiaid  by  Robert  Munson  of  Scarborough  in  the  County 
of  York  in  the  Province  of  Maine  in  New  England  afores'' 
Yeoman  the  Rec'  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  luy- 
self  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  t*i  of 
every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge 
him  the  s''  Robert  Munson  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  for  ever 
by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened 
conveyed  it  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  & 
absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm 
unto  him  the  s''  Robert  INIunson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
all  that  my  Seventy  Acre  Grant  of  Land  which  was  granted 
to  me  the  s''  C'all  by  the  Proprietors  of  Scarborough  at  a 
Meeting  iield  by  s''  Proj)rietors  June  y  22'  1721  as  may  ap 
pear  by  the  Records  of  s''  Proprietors  To  have  and  to  hold 


Rook   XIV,    Foi,.   ?,H.  \->r> 

flic  1^'' gi'iiiitcd  i^-  hariraincd  PrciiiLsscs  with  all  tlic  A|niiirc-e^ 
I'rivilcdgcs  &  CoiuoditiL'.s  to  the  sanie  bcloniiiiia'  or  in  any 
wise  appertaining  to  him  the  s''  Robert  ]\Iunson  his  Heir.s  & 
As.siffns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  onl\'  i)roper  Use  Benefit  & 
Beiioof  for  ever  And  I  the  .s''  Pliiiii)  Call  for  my  self  my 
Heirs  Exee''^  &  Admin"  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  & 
with  the  s''  Robert  Miinson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before 
the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  Owner  of 
the  abovebargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possess- 
ed of  the  the  same  in  mine  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect 
i\c  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritanee  in  Fet' simj)le  &  have  in  my 
self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bar- 
gain sell  eonvey  &  confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses  in  Man- 
ner as  afores''  And  that  the  s''  Robart  Munson  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for 
ever  hereafter  by  Foree  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully 
])eaceably  &  quietly  have  hold  use  occup}'  possess  &  enjoy 
the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Ai)purees 
free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  ac(]uitted  exonerated  &  dis- 
charged of  from  all  i^c  all  MaTiner  of  former  or  other  Gifts 
Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyn- 
tures  Dowries  fJudgments  Executions  or  Enciuubranccs  of 
what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  Measure  or 
Degree  obstruct  or  make  void  this  present  Deed  Further- 
more I  the  s''  Pliilii)  Call  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Ad- 
min"^'  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  to 
him  the  s''  Robert  Munson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the 
lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  what- 
soever for  ever  hereafter  laying  any  lawful  Claim  to  the 
abovedemised  Premisses  in  by  from  or  under  me  the  s'l  Call 
my  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin"^^  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  here- 
unto set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Thirteenth  Day  of  April  in  the 
Third  Year  of  his  Maj'>^  Reign  Annoij  Domini  1780 

Philip  Call      (Seal) 

Sign''  Seal''  t^  Deliv'  in  y''  Presence  of  us  Orlando  Bagly 
.John  Blasdell  Ju 

Essex  ss/Almsbury  April  13.  17o0  The  abovenamed 
Philip  Call  api)eared  &  owned  his  Hand  &  Seal  &  y  above- 
written  to  be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Orlando  Bagl}-  Jus  :  apeace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  Nov"^  l(i.   1730 

Attest     Jos:  ^loodv     Rec' 


126  Book  XIV,  Fol.  38. 

To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  those  Presents  shall  come 
Greeting  Know  ye  that  I  Samuel   Wilson  of  Sear- 
Wilsun        borough  in  the  County  of  York  in  his  iNlajesty's 
To  Province  of  the   Massaehusetts  Bay  in  New  p]ng- 

Munsou  land  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Four 
Pounds  Ten  Shillings  to  me  in  Hand  paid  before 
the  Ensealing  hereof  bj'  Robert  Munson  of  y  Town  &  Coun- 
ty aboves''  the  Rcc'  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my 
self  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  ev- 
ery Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge 
the  s''  Robert  Munson  his  Heirs  Exec'^  &  Admin"  for  ever 
by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened 
conveyed  &  confirmed  &  b}'  these  Presents  do  freel}-  fully 
&  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm 
unto  him  the  s''  Robert  Munson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
One  Messuage  or  Tract  of  Land  laying  i)c  being  in  Scarbor- 
ough in  the  County  aboves'^  containing  by  Estimation  Tenn 
Acres  of  Land  w'''  is  Part  of  the  Seventj^  Acres  w"  was 
granted  to  -John  Ford  by  the  Proprietors  of  Scarborough  at 
a  legal  Meeting  held  upon  the  Twenty  Second  Day  of  June 
in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  & 
Twenty  One  as  by  Record  may  more  fully  ai>pear  which 
Aaron  Jcwct  bought  of  the  aboves"*  Ford  &  Samuel  Wilson 
aboves''  bought  of  s'*  Jewit  as  appears  by  deed  bearing  Date 
the  Twenty  Second  Day  of  May  One  Thousand  Seven  Hun- 
dred &  Twenty  Seven  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  & 
bargained  Premisses  with  all  &  singular  the  Appurces  Privi- 
ledges  &  Con:;odities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise 
apj)ertaining  to  him  the  said  Robert  Munson  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  own  sole&projjer  Use  Ben- 
efit &  Behoof  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Samuel  Wilson  for  me 
my  Heirs  Exec'*  &  Aduiin'*  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to 
&  with  the  s''  Robert  Munson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  be- 
fore the  Ensealing  hereof  T  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner 
of  the  above  bargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  & 
possessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own  })roper  Right  of  Inheri- 
tance in  Fee  simjile  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Pow- 
er &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  the  bai'gained  Premisses  in 
Manner  as  afores''  And  the  s"  Robert  Munson  his  Heirs  tt 
Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for- 
ever hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully 
j)('aceal)lv  it  i|ui(tly  have  hold  use  occuja'  possess  &  enjoy 
the  said  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Ajjpurces 
free  &  clear  ifc  freel_y  tt  clearly  ac(|uitted  exonerated  Oc  dis- 
charged of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts 
Grants  Barsjains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  AVills  Entails  Joyn- 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  89.  127 

tures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  Encumbrances  &  Ex- 
tents Furtliermorc  I  the  s''  Samuel  Wilson  for  my  self  my 
Heirs  ExeC^^  and  [39]  Admin"  do  covenant  &  engage  the 
above  demised  Premisses  to  him  the  s'^  Robert  Munson  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of 
any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  to  wan-ant  se- 
cure &  defend  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my 
Hand  &  Seal  this  Twenty  Sixth  Day  of  November  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and  Twenty  Eight  &  in  the  First 
Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Sec- 
ond over  Great  Britain  King  &c  Samuel  Wilson     0 

Signed  Sealed  &  DeliV  in  Presence  of  us  Sam"  Boothby 
Edmund  Morv 

York  ss/W\"lls  Octob'  12'>'  1730     Then  the  above  named 
Samuel  Wilson  psonally  appeared  &  acknowledged  the  above 
wj-itten  Instrument  to  be  his  free  &  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 
Before  Me     Joseph  Hill     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv'  Xovem'^  1(5,  1730 

Attest     Jos.  Moody     Reg"" 

To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Daniel 

Morrison  Sends  Greeting  Now   know  yc  that  I 

Morrison         Daniel  Morrison  of  Wells  in  y"  County  of  York 

T"  &    Province    of    the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New 

Munsou  Eniiland  divers  cood  &  lawful  Causes  &  Consid- 

erations  me  thereunto  moving  but  more  especial- 
ly for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Twenty  &  Eight 
Pounds  Fifteen  Shillings  in  good  &  lawful  Bills  of  Credit  of 
the  Province  afores''  to  me  in  Hand  at  &  before  the  Enseal- 
ing &  Delivery  hereof  by  Robert  Munson  of  Scarborough  in 
the  County  »Sc  Province  afores'"  the  Rec'  whereof  I  do  hereby 
acknowledge  iSc  my  self  to  be  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  con- 
tented have  given  granted  bargained  it  sold  i.<:  b}'  these  Pres- 
ents do  fully  freely  &  absolute!}'  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  enfeoff  convey  &  confirm  unto  Roliert  Munson  afores'' 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  all  the  Rigiit  Title  i^  Interest  I 
the  s''  Daniel  Morrison  have  had  or  ever  ought  to  have  unto 
a  certiiin  Tract  of  Land  Saw  ]Mill  &  other  Priviledges  &  A})- 
purces  belonging  to  the  same  situate  lying  &  being  on  Non- 
such River  in  the  Townshiji  of  Scarborough  afores**  To  have 
and  to  holdall  my  s'  Right  Title  &  Interest  in  or  unto  the 
Premisses  unto  him  the  Robert  Munson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  To  his  &  their  own  sole  proper  Use  Benelit  &  Be- 
hoof for  ever  &  Further  the  s''  Daniel  Morrison  covenanteth 
&  cngageth  tiiat  the  same  is  clear  &  clearly  acquittrd  i^t  dis- 
charged oft  &  from  all  ct  all  Manner  of  former  iSi  other  tiifts 


128  Book  XIV,  Fol.  39. 

Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Wills  ]\Iorto;ai>c,s  Dowries 
Judgments  Executions  Encumbrances  &  Extents  whatsoever 
And  further  that  s''  Robert  Mun.son  shall  &  may  by  Force  & 
Virtue  of  these  Presents  for  ever  hereafter  lawfully  jieacea- 
bly  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  y'' above- 
granted  &  bargained  Premisses  without  Lett  or  ^lolestation 
from  me  the  s''  Daniel  Morrison  my  Heirs  Exec"  or  Admin" 
It  is  to  be  understood  that  the  abovebargained  Premisses  are 
an  Interest  that  were  formerly  bought  by  the  s''  ilorrison  & 
Munson  of  Charles  Pine  of  Scai'borough  afores"'  as  may  more 
fully  appear  by  s'^  Pines  Deed  bearing  Date  May  the  Tenth 
1727  In  Witness  hereof  I  the  s"*  Daniel  Morrison  have  here- 
unto set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Seventh  Day  of  March  Annoij 
Domini  1728/9  Annoq  Regni  Regis  Georgii  Secundi  Dei 
Gratia  Magna  Britannia  Francia  ct  Ilibernia  Fidei  Defenso- 
ris  Secundo  Daniel  Morrison      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Francis  Little- 
field  Jacob  Perkins  R''  Deane 

York  ss/Wells  July  y"  7"'  1729  Then  the  above  named 
Daniel  Morrison  psonally  appeared  &  acknowledged  the 
abovewritten  Instrument  or  Deed  of  Sale  to  be  his  free  Act 
&  Deed  Before  me     Joseph  Hill     Jus:  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Nov  l(i.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 

To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
[We]  John  Collins  &  Susanna  his  AVifc  [in  the  Town  of 
Westerly  &  in  the]  in  Colony  of  Rhode  Island  &  Providence 
Plantations  in  Xew  England  Yeoman  sends  Greeting  Know 
ye  that  they  the  s''  John  Collins  &  Susanna  his  Wife  for  it 
[in]  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Nine  Pound  [&]  Fourteen 
Shillings  currant  Money  of  New  England  to  them  in  Hand 
paid  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of  these  Presents  liy 
Samuel  Daggett  of  Sutton  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  &  Prov- 
ince of  the  Macchuset  Bay  of  New  England  the  Rec"^  where- 
of to  full  Content  iSc  Satisfaction  the}'  the  s''  Joim  Collings 
Susanna  his  AVife  doth  by  these  Presents  acknowledge  & 
thereof  &  of  every  Part  thereof  for  themselves  &  their  Ileirs 
Exec"  Admin"  doth  ac(|uit  exonerate  &  discharge  this  s'' 
Samuel  Deggett  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  &  every  of 
them  [and]  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  conveyed  &  con- 
firmed unto  Samuel  Daggett  afores''  all  our  Right  Title  &  In- 
terest w''  we  have  ever  had  shall  oi'  may  have  in  our  Father 
AVilliam  Daggetts  Estat(>  in  Biddeford  in  the  Province  of 
Maine  In  further  Consideration  hereof  we  bind  &  oblige  our- 
selves &  our  Heirs  to  warrant  &  defend  the  same  auainst  all 


Book    XTV,  Fol.  39.  129 

People  that  shall  lay  any  Chdiii  unto  the  same  for  ever  In 
Witness  whereof  we  have  set  to  our  Hands  &  Seals  this  Six- 
teenth Day  of  ]\hxv  &  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  1730  &  in 
the  Thii'd  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George 
the  Second  King  of  Great  Britain  &c 

John  Collins      (Seal)      Susanna  Collins      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Joseph  Hull 
George  Babeock  Jun"^ 

The  within  Subscribers  John  Collins  &  Susanna  Collins 
both  ajipeared  in  Westerly  this  17'"  Day  of  June  \7?>0  & 
acknowledged  the  within  written  Instrument  to  b;'  their  Act 
&  Deeds  Hands  &  Seals  thereto  atiixed 

Before  me     George  Babecjck     Justice 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'i  NoV  18.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"" 

The  Testimony  of  W'"  Cotton  of  Portsm"  aged  Seventy 
Six  Years  viz  That  about  Forty  Years  ago 
Cotton's  Test  Qne  W"'  Shelden  had  a  Dwelliiig"House  stand- 
ing upon  the  Farm  on  w"'"  Dan'  Fogg  now 
dwells  at  Scarborough  alias  Black  Point  w""  s''  Farm  was 
bounded  on  a  Creek  w°''  parted  s''  Sheldens  Farm  &  the  Land 
of  John  Lebby  Dec''  &  that  the  Indians  about  that  Time 
drove  him  from  the  Improvem(>nt  of  it:  And  the  Dejtoiient 
never  knew  of  any  Person  or  Persons  molesting  s''  Shelden 
in  his  quiet  Possession  of  s''  Farm  excepting  the  Indians  as 
afores''  And  he  offered  it  then  to  mc  on  Sale  &  I  went  to 
see  it  but  could  not  agree  upon  a  Price  W'"  Cotton 

Pro:  of  New  Hainps''  Portsm"^Jan'>  22'"  1729/30  Then 
M'  ^\'illialn  Cotton  made  Oath  to  the  Truth  of  the  above 
Dej)osition  taken  in  perpetuam  Rei  Memoriam 

Cor'"  John  Plaisted  Josh  Pcirce      Just^  P^  (.lunv  Unas 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  under  Seal  .June  2'' 
1730  "  '    Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg^ 

The  Deposition  of  John  Lebby  of  full  Age  testifietli  & 
saith  that  he  very  well  remembers  One  ^\'"' Sliel- 
Libbys  Test  don  who  lived  at  Scarborough  alias  Black  Point 
in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Time  of  Philips 
War  vv'^''  was  Fifty  odd  Years  ago  and  that  the  s''  Sheldon 
was  drove  off  from  his  Farm  by  s''  Warr  and  that  after  the 
End  of  the  ^^'arr  said  Shelden  retiu-ned  &  lived  there  on  tlu; 
same  Land  till  the  next  Inditui  Warr  comenced  &  that  the 
Farm  he  lived  on  was  reputed  to  be  his  own  Kstate  The 
Land  was  bounded  by  a  Creek  W"  parted  s'"  Sheldens  Farm 
&  the  Land  of  John  Libby  the  Deponents  (iramllatlicr  Dec' 


130  Book  XIV,  Fol.   40. 

&  this  Deponent  never  knew  of  ;iny  Person  molesting  s'' 
Slieldon  in  his  quiet  Possession  [40]  of  s''  Farm  during  his 
abode  there  Excepting  the  Indians  as  afores''  w"^''  Land  now 
belongs  to  Daniel  Fogg  Jun'  who  now  lives  at  s"'  Searbor- 
ough  &  on  s''  Land — Farther  s"'  not 

Pro''  of  New  Hamps'  Cap'  John  Libliy  personally  ajipear- 
ed  &  made  Oath  to  the  Truth  of  the  above  Deposition  the 
9"'  Day  of  Oetob'  1730  In  Perpctuam  Rei  INIemoriam 

Cor    John  Plaisted  Joshua  Peiree  Just^  of  Pae  (^uorUnus 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Novem'  lit  1730 

Attest    Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  this  present  Deed  of  Sale  shall 
come  Greeting  &c  Know  ye  that  I  John  Lane  &  Dor- 
Laue  cas  my  "Wife  of  Gloecster  in  the  County  of  Essex  in 
To  New  England  Yeoman  c*i  Spinster  for  &  in  Consider- 
White  ation  of  Twenty  Pounds  currant  Mone}'  of  New  Eng- 
land to  me  in  Hand  paid  &  secured  before  the  Sealing 
&  Delivery  of  these  Presents  by  John  White  of  the  Town  & 
County  afores''  Clerk  the  Rec'  whereof  I  acknowledge  &  that 
we  are  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  & 
Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  the  s"*  White 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  have  given  granted  bargained 
sold  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  freely 
fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  liai-gain  sell  convey  &.  confirm 
to  the  s"'  John  White  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  the 
Right  Title  &  Interest  We  have  in  the  Township  of  Falm" 
in  Casco  Bay  in  particular  all  our  Right  of  Inheritance  We 
now  have  or  ever  might  have  had  in  the  Homestead  of  our 
Father  John  Wallis  lying  in  Falmouth  on  Pajijioduck  whicii 
Inheritance  contains  b}'  Computation  about  200  »!i  Fifty 
Acres  As  also  our  Part  of  an  Hundred  Acres  of  Land  lying 
at  Back  Creek  as  also  the  Fifty  Four  Acres  of  Land  lying- 
near  Pond  Cove  on  the  Northerly  Side  of  the  Brook  Fifty 
of  w'''  adjoins  to  the  Cove  [thence  running  by  the  Sea  Wall 
to  the  Northwardly  Side  of  a  Small  Meadow  thence  Wester- 
ly in  an  a(]ual  Distance  till  the  Fifty  Acres  be  compleated] 
&  is  bounded  Southerly  by  s''  Brook  &  Four  Acres  of 
Swampy  Land  hing  further  up  by  s"  Brook  into  the  Woods 
To  have  and  to  hold  the  above  bargained  Premisses  with  all 
the  Priviledges  Appurces  tSc  Coinodities  thereunto  belonging 
to  him  the  s''  John  White  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  i.^  their  sole  Use  it  Behoofe  And  we  the  s''  Jn"  it  Dorcas 
Lane  do  fcu' our  sehes  our  Heirs  E\ec'^  Adinin'^  covenant 
it  |)romise  to  it  with  the  s''  ,Iolni  White  his  Heirs  it  Assigns 


Book   XIV,  Fol.  40.  131 

That  wc  iniinodiatcly  before  theEnsealing  of  these  Presents  are 
the  .sole  true  il  lawful  Owner  of  the  Premisses  &  have  in  our 
selves  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  the  above- 
bargained  Premisses  to  sell  &  secure  as  aboves''  as  a  good  & 
lawful  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  And  the  Prem- 
isses are  free  &  clear  from  all  former  or  other  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Dowers  .Judgments  or  Encumbrances  whatsoever 
Furthermore  We  the  s''  John  it  Dorcas  Lane  for  our  selves 
our  Heirs  Exec^"  Admin"  do  covenant  &  promise  to  &  with 
the  s'*  John  AVhite  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  the  above  bargained 
Premisses  from  all  Persons  legally  claiming  the  same  from  by 
or  under  us  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  Li  AVitness  where- 
of we  have  hereto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  this  Ninth  Day  of 
July  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred 
cV:;  thirty   1730  her 

John  Lane      (Seal)      Dorcas  Lane  X      (Seal) 

mark 

Signed  Sealed  &  DeliV  in   Presence  of  us   B"  P>radslreet 
Sarah  Riggs 

Essex  ss/Glocester  Nov'  o''  1730  John  Lane  &  Dorcas  his 
Wife  abovenamed  psonally    ai)j)eared    &  acknowledged  the 
foregoing  Instrument  to  be  tiieir  voluntary  Act  c't  Deed 
Before  me     Epes  Sargent     .Tus:  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  KeC'  Nov"'  24.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  Peojile  to  whom  this  Deed  of  Sale  shall  come  Oreet- 

ing  Know  ye  &c  that  I  Samuel  Ingerson  Sen''  of 

Ingersou     (1^.  Town  of  Glocester  in   the  County  of  Essex  in 

To  y<-  Province  of  the  ^hissachusctts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 

White  ijxnd  Yeoman  iov  &  in  Consideration  of  Two  Pounds 
in  Bills  of  Pulilick  Credit  to  me  in  Hand  paid  by 
Joim  \\'hitc  of  the  'I'own  &  County  afores''  Clerk  the  Rec' 
whereof  I  acknowledge  &  am  (iierewith  satisfied  &  do  by 
these  Presents  discharge  s''  VMiite  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  have  freely  fully  &  absolutely  given  granted  bargained 
sold  conveyed  &  confirmed  to  s'>  White  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
Two  Connnon  Rights  [or  Rights  in  the  Common  &  undivid- 
ed Land]  in  the  Town  of  Falmouth  in  Casco  Bay  viz  The 
Common  Right  of  George  Ingerson  nn^  Father  &  m\'  own 
Common  Right  being  both  Settlers  in  s''  Town  in  ancient 
Times  'I'd  have  and  to  hold  s''  Connnon  Rights  with  all  the 
]'ri\  iledges  A|)purces  iSc  Connnodities  thereunto  belonging 
And  I  the  s''  Ingerson  do  promise  for  mv  self  my  Heirs  Ex- 
ec" Admin"  that   bef(»re   the   Ensealing  of  v"*"  Presents  I  am 


132  Book  XIV,  Fol.  40. 

the  true  sole  &  proper  Owner  of  the  dcmi.sed  Premisses  & 
have  good  Right  to  sell  &  convey  them  And  I  Sam^  Inger- 
son  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"^^  Admiii''^  do  covenant  to  & 
with  s''  White  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  the  Premisses  from 
all  Persons  legally  claiming  the  same  to  warrant  secure  & 
defend  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  ct 
Seal  this  Fifteenth  Day  of  October  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord 
One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and  Thirty  1730 

The  Mark  of  Samuel  Ingerson  X      (seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv*  in  the  Presence  of  us  ElishaCor- 
ney  The  Ahirk  of  Rebecca  Corney  X 

Essex/(Tlocester  Octob"'  21  1730  Then  the  above  named 
Sam'  Ingerson  psonalU'  ai)p('ared  &  acknowledged  this  In- 
strument to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Before     Dan"  Ap|ileton     J»  P^ 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'i  Novemb'  24  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg'' 


Glocester  Octo-  21.  1730 
The  Deposition  of  John  Lane  aged  ScNcntv-  Eight  Years 
who  testifies  &  says  that  He  well  remembers  that 
Lanes  Test  M''  John  Cussons  possessed  a  Neck  of  Land  in 
Casco  Bay  lying  between  a  Creek  called  Reddings 
Creek  &  Royals  River  it  that  He  the  s''  Cossons  had  a  House 
&  Barn  upon  s''  Xeck  of  Land  for  Sixteen  or  Eighteen  Years 
w"  he  peaceably  enjoyed  until  he  was  driven  off  by  the  In- 
dians which  is  above  Fifty  Years  ago  that  s"*  Cossons  was 
driven  off  s''  Land  And  he  tlie  s''  Deponent  well  remembers 
that  his  Father  mowed  IIa\-  upon  the  s''  Farm  in  the  Right  of 
the  s''  Cossons  being  Meadow  near  the  Creek  belonging  to 
s"*  Farm  And  the  s''  Cossons  claimed  &  enjoyed  an  Island  in 
the  s"*  Bay  called  Cossens  Island  peaceably  all  the  Time  he 
lived  at  Casco  Bay  which  was  as  was  s''  before  \\'as  about 
Sixtei'n  or  Eighteen  Years  Excepting  One  Half  of  s'' Island 
w'''  I  heard  he  had  sold  to  One  Richard  Bray 

John  Lane 
Essex  ss/Glocester  Octo))''   21  1730  Then  John  Lane  per- 
sonally ajjpeared  &  was  examined    &  sworn  to  the  Truth  of 
this  Evidence  In  perpetuam  Rei  Memoriam 

Before     John  Apiileton     J  P"  j  , , 

T^     II   A       1  i  T  T3=  I  OiKir'"  unus 

Dan"  A])])l('ton     J  P^  )    ^ 

A  true  Copy  ofy''  Orig'  Rcc''  under  Seal  Novem'  24,  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg'' 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  41.  133 

Glocester  Octo''  21.  1730 
The  Testimony  of  John  Brown  now  of  this  Town  former- 
ly of  Fuhiioutii  ni>-i'cl   Sixt}'  four  I  testifie  tluit 
Brown's  Test      Sam"  Ingorson   now  of  this  Town  was  a  sot- 
tlcd  Inhabitant  in  y''  Town  of  of  Fahn"  in  the 
Old  Settlement  under  President  or  Governor  Danforth  &. 
had  a  House  I^ot  on   tiie  Neclc  &  a  Farm   up  in  tlie  Woods 
on  the  X(jrtlj  Side  of  Stroud  Water 

The  Mari<  of  Joiui  Brown  X 
Essex  ss/Glocester  Oetoh'   21.    173U  Then  John   Brown 
psonall\'  aj)i)eared    &  was  exam''  &  sworn  to  the  Truth  of 
tliis  Evidence  In  perpetuam  Kei  Mt'iuoriam 

Ti   r  Jolm  Ai)i)leton  J.  P.  j  ()uor"' 

Before     ,,,     ,    .       i   ,        t    tj.  i  t^ 

Dan'  Appleton  J  :  P^  )  liuis 

A  true  Cop\-  of  the  Original  Ree''  under  Seal  Xovcm'  24 

1730  "  Attest     Jos  :  Moody     Reg"- 

[41]  Glocester  Oetoh"-  21.  1730  The  Deposition  of  Jo- 
siah  Wallis  of  this  Town  but  formerly  of  Falmouth 
Waiiis  aged  Sixty  Seven  [Years]  testifieth  &  says  that  Sam' 
Ingerson  Sen"^  of  this  Town  was  settled  in  the  Town 
of  Falmouth  in  Caseo  Bay  in  the  ancient  Settlement  under 
Governor  Danforth  tt  had  an  Homestead  on  the  Meek  iSc  a 
Farm  up  in  the  Woods  on  y"  North  Side  of  Strout  Water 

Josiah 
The  Mark  of  X 

Wallis 
Essex  ss/Glocester  Octob''  21  1730  Josiah  Wallis  psonal- 
ly  api)ear''  &  was  Exam''  &  sworn   to  y'"  Truth  of  this  Evi- 
dence In  perpetuam  Ri'i  Memoriam 

„    ,  rFolm  Apiileton      fl.    P.  /  ,,  tt 

Before      ,.     ,   *      i  *  t     u,  [Quorum  I  nus 

Dan'  Appleton     J.   P'   ) 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Orig'  Rec'^  under  Seal  Nov'  24  1730 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Reg' 

The  Deposition  of  Nath'  Whorfe  it  Jolm  Brown  aged  near 
Seventy  Years  both    formerly  Dwellers  at  Casco 
Whavfe  &  Bay  Do  testify  &  say.   That  they   well  remember 
Brown      John  Tucker  lived  on  a  Place  on  the  Eastern  Side 
of  Mussel  Cove  so  called   more  than  Forty  Yt'ars 
ago  &  that  s''  Tucker  possessed  it  by  Virtue  of  a  Town  (irant 
&  s''  Lott.s  were  Fifty  Acre  Lotts  according  to  the  s''  Depo- 
nents best  Remembrance 

Nathaniel  Wiiorf  liis  Mark  X    Joiin  Brown  X  ^i^^ 
Gloster    Octob'-21.    1730    Then    Nathan'  Whorf  ^s:.  John 
Brown  psonaily  appeared  &   were  examined  upon  tiieir  K\  i- 


134  Book  XIV,  Fol.  41. 

dence  &  made  Oath  to  the  Truth  of  it  In  perpetuamRei  Me- 

moriain     ^   ,.  John  Appleton  J.  P     (  r^„^«.,„i  TTr,..^. 

Before      ^^     i   \      i  *       t,  tjs     (  Quorum  Unus 
Dan'  Appleton  ,}^  r^    )  ^ 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Orig'  Rec*  under  Seal  Novem''24  1730 


Attest     Jos:  Moodv     Res' 


o 


The  Deposition  of  John  Lame  aged  Seventy:  7  :  or  Eight 
&  Natlian'  Whorf  aged  near  Seventy  Years  Testitie  & 
Lane  .say  that  Sam'  Yorlv  had  a  Lott  of  Land  near  Alussle 
Cove  in  Casco  Bay  &  built  an  House  &  possessed  it 
by  Virtue  of  a  Town  Grant  more  than  Fifty  Years  ago  s'' 
Lots  according  to  our  Remembrance  were  called  Fifty  Acre 
Lots  John  Lane     Nathaniel  Whorf e  his  Mark  X 

Gloster  Octob-^  21.  1730  Then  John  Lane  &  Nathan' 
Whorfe  psonally  appeared  &  were  examined  upon  their  Ev- 
idence &  made  Oath  to  the  Truth  of  it  In  ppetuam  Rei  Me- 
moriam  t)  4  John  Appleton     J.  P.       I  Quor 

^^*"''*'      Dan'  Appleton     J.  P         \  Unus 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Orign'  Rec'^   under  Seal  Novem'  24. 
1730  '  Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"" 

Glocester  Octob"^  21.  1730  We  Sam'Jngerson  aged  Seven- 
ty Five  &  Josiah  Wallis  aged  Sixty  Seven  testifie 
Ingerson     &  gay  that  John  Brown  now  of  this  Town  was  for- 
*  merly  an  Inhabitant  of  Falmouth  in   the  Ancient 

Wallis       Settlement  under  Governor  Danforth 

The  Mark  of  X  Samuel  Ingerson  The  Mark  of  X 
Josiah  Wallis 

Gloster  Octohf  21.  1730  Then  the  abovcs''  Samuel  Inger- 
son &  Josiah  Wallis  psonally  appeared  &  were  examined  & 
made  Oath  to  the  Truth  of  this  Evidence  In  Perpetuani  Rei 
Memoriam  ^3   .  John  Appleton     J:  P.       )  Quor 

^'^*"''*'      Dan'  Appleton     J  :  P.      (  Unus 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Orig'  Rec'  under  Seal  Novem'^  24. 
1730  ~  Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'^ 

The  Deposition  of  John  Lane  aged  about  Seventy  &  Eight 
&  Josiah  Wallis  &  James  Wallis  aged  near  Seventy 
Lane  &  Years  do  testiho  &  say  that  Laurance  Davis  did  pos- 
Wallis  sess  a  certain  Parcel  of  Land  on  Papoodock  Side  in 
Casco  Bay  the  North  East  Side  of  Laurance's  Cove 
so  called  more  than  Fifty  Years  ago  Also  they  testifie  that 
Robert  Ilains  possessed  a  Parcel  of  I^and  adjoyning  to  the 
s''  Lawrance  his  Possession  in  Part  &  in  Part  on  thi'  West- 
wardlv   side  of   the   Fresh   Water  Marsh  above  the  Beaver 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  41.  135 

Danim  so  calU'd  and  s''   Land   was   possessed   by  Virtue  of  a 
Town  (ir.mt  in  Falmouth  to  tiie  s''  Robert  Haines 

his 

Jo.siali  Wallis     X     James  Wallis 

mark 

Essex  ss/Gloeester  Oetober  21.  1730  Josiali  Wallis  & 
James  Wallis  ])sotially  ai)peared  &  were  examined  it  sworn 
to  the  Truth  of  this  pjvidence — In  i)erpetuam  Kei  Memoriam 

Before  John  Ai)plcton  J.  P^  Dan'  lYppIeton  J:  P.  Quor 
Unas 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Origin'  Rec'  under  Seal  XoV  24.  1730 

Attest     J(js:  Moody     Reg' 

Glocester  Octob'  21.  1730  The   Deposition   of  John  Lane 

iiged  Severity  Eight  Years  &  James  Wallis  aged  Six- 

Laue      ty  Two  Years  AVe  testify  that  John  AVallis  our  Father 

(|uietly  possessed  about  One  Half  of  the  great  Fresh 

Marsh  &  Three  little    ^larshes   lying  South   East  from  the 

great   Marsh   W''   Land   lieth   in  Falmouth  on  Popoodoek  in 

Casco  Bay  as  also  he  had  a  Grant  of  Fifty  Aercs  &  s''  Fifty 

Acres  was  laid  out  Butting  upon  the  Farm  w'''  said  Wallis 

before    jiossessed    &  it  was   laid  out  joyning  to    the  great 

Meadow  on  the  Southward  Side 

John  Lane     James  Wallis 

Glocester  October  21.   1730  Then  John   Lane  &  James 

Wallis  psonally  aj)peared  &  were  examin''  &  sworn  to  the 

Truth  of  this  Evidence  In  i)erj)etuam  Rei  Memoriam 

T,   ,-  John  Ai)pleton      J  :  P.  |  , ,         tt 

Before      .^     ,    *      i  <^  i    u       (^uor  L  nus 

Dan'  Applcton     J  :  P.    ) 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Orig'  Rec'  under  Seal  Nov"  24.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 

The  Deposition  of  Josiah  Wallis  aged  near  Seventy  Years 

it  John  Brown  near  the  same  Years  testitie  &  say 

Wallis  &     tliat  they   well  remember  Nathan'  W'horf  Sen'  did 

Uiown      possess  a  Farm  in  Casco  Bay  adjoyning  to  Pesum- 

scott   River   above    Fifty    Years    ago — After   his 

Death  his  Son    Nathan'  who    is    still    surviving  did   build  a 

House  on  s''  Land  and  [lossessed  it  afterward  till  the  Indians 

drove  him  out  s''  Land  lyeth  above  Makawas  Farm&goeth 

by  the  Name  of  Wharfs  Point 

Josiah  Wallis  his  Mark  X      John  Brown  his  Mark  X 
Glocester  Octob'^  21    1730  Then  Josiah    Wallis  &  John 
Brown  appeared   (>c   were  examined   upon   their  Evidence  i<: 
then  made  Oatii  to  y*'  Trutii  ol   this    Evidence  In  perpctuam 
Rei  Memoriiuu 

,,  ,l(>hn  Api)leton      J  :  P.  (  (^uor'" 

^^'^''^'^'       Dan'  Api)leton     J.  P     \  L'nus 


13(1  Book  XIV,  Fol.   41. 

A  true  Cop}-  of  thv  Origin'  Rec'  under  Seal  Novi'in'  24. 
1730  Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg-- 

Glost'  Octof  21.  1730 

The  Df'j)osition  of  Josiuli   AValiis  iVc  James  Waliis  of  full 

Age  testify  tluit  Joiui  Corney   Dee''  was  a  settled  In- 

Wallis      habitant  in  the  Town  of  Falmouth    in  the  aneient 

Settlement  under  Governor  Danforth  &  lived  on  the 

North  West  side  of  Barberry  Creek    Josiah 

The  Mark  of      X      James  Waliis 
Waliis 
Gloster  Oetoly  21.  1730  Then  the  aboves"  Josiah  Waliis 
&  James  Waliis  psoiially   ajjjieared  &  were  examined  upon 
their  Evidence  &  made   Oath    to    y""  Truth    of  it  in   perpet- 
uani  Rei  Memoriam 


Before  ^"'^';  l^l'^'/f '"     'J   p^'  [  Quor-  Un 
Uan'  A])i)leton     J.  1^.    )  ^ 


us 


A  true  Copy  of  y"  Orig'  Rec'  under  Seal  Nov-^  24.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  bloody      Reg"^ 

Gloeester  Octo'  21.  1730 

The  Deposition  of  Josiah  Waliis  aged  Sixty  Seven  Years 

&  of  John   Brown    aged   Sixt}'   Four  Years — 

Waliis  ct  iJidwii  AVe  testify  &  say  that  Lieu'  George  Ingerson 

Father  of  Samuel  Ingerson  Sen'  was  a  Settled 

Inhal)itant  in  the  Town   of  Falmouth   in   Caseo  Bay   in  the 

Old  Settlement  under  Governor  Danforth  &  dwelt  on   the 

Westerly  Side  of  Clay  Cove 

The  ^lark  of  Josiah  Waliis  X  The  Mark  of  John  Brown  X 
Gloeester  Oetob-^  21  1730  Then  the  aboves''  Josiah  Waliis 
&  John  Brown  apjjeured  &  wei'e  exaiuined  ujion  their  Evi- 
dence &  made  Oath  to  the  Truth  of  it  In  i)i)etuam  Rei  Me- 
moriam r)   r     ^      John  Appleton     J.  P       ^  Quor'" 

Dan'  iVppleton     J  :  P.      \  Unus 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Orig'  Rec'  und"^  Seal  Novemb'  24.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"' 

Gloeester  Octo' 21.  1730  The  Deposition  of  Josiah  Wal- 
iis aged  about  Sixty  Seven  Years  &  of  James  Wal- 
Waiiis  \\^  aged  about  Sixty  Two  Years  We  Testifie  that 
after  many  Debates  tt  One  Law  Suit  wherein  Sam' 
Jordan  was  worsted  there  was  a  Settlement  between  the  Town 
of  Falmouth  &  the  Jordans  wherein  it  was  agreed  that  Pond 
Cove  Brook  should  be  the  Bounds  between  the  Town  &  the 
Jordans  &  we  doubt  not  but  that  s''  agreement  was  put  upon 
Record         The  Mark  of  Josiah  Waliis  X      James  Waliis 


Book   XIV,   For..   4i'.  1.S7 

Essex  ss  riloi-cst.T  Octdb'  -21  1730  Josiali  W:illis  .'C:,Iuiiics 
Walli.s  jisonally  iii)|K'aiTd  &  were  exam''  &  sworn  tu  the 
'I'nith  i>f  this  Evidoiift^  In  poriietiuun  Rci  JMeiiioriaiii 

Before  John  A))i)h'ton  J.  P.  Dan'  Apjileton  J  :  P.  (Quor- 
um Unas 

A  true  Coiiy  oi  y*'  Orig'  Kec'  under  Seal  XoV  24  1730 

Attest     Jo.s :  Moody     Keg'' 


[42]      '!"()  all  People  to   whom   these   Presents  shall  come 

(ireeting  Know  ye  that    I  .losepii  Sayword  of 

Saywoid  York  in  the  County   of  Yt)rk   in   New  Eriijland 

^°  Millwright  for  &  in  Consideration  of  y'' sum  of 

Bane  ( )in,    Hundred   &   I'en    Pounds   Money   to  me  in 

Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly 
)iaid  by  Lewis  Bane  of  s''  York  Yeoman  y"  Reccit  whereof  I 
do  liereliv  aeknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  & 
contented  i^  thereof  i^c  of  every  Part  it  Pareel  then'of  do  ex- 
onerated ae(|uit  &  discharge  Ilim  the  s''  Lewis  Bane  his 
Heirs  fc^xec"*  &  Admin'**  for  every  by  these  Presents  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed 
it  l)y  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  aljsolutely  give  grant 
liargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Lewis 
Bane  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Piece  or  Parcel 
of  Land  lying  in  the  Townshij)  of  York  on  the  South  West 
Side  of  the  Way  that  leads  to  York  ujjper  Ferry  containing 
Ten  Acres  bounded  as  followeth  viz  Beginning  at  the  s'' 
Road  near  the  Bridge  at  the  Head  of  Cooj)ers  Lane  so  called 
&  runs  from  thence  Forty  Three  Poles  up  as  the  s''  Road 
g(jethtoa  Sttike  in  the  Ground  &  from  s'"  Stuke  South  South 
West  Forty  Three  Poles  to  Jose})h  Wearcs  Land  w' ''  He 
bought  of  Diamond  Sargent  formerly  Andrew  Browns  it  bv 
s'  Weares  Land  Easterly  Twenty  Nine  Poles  it  Five  Feet  to 
the  s'l  Lane  called  Coopers  Lane  &  thence  runs  North  East- 
wardly  by  s''  Lane  to  the  Place  first  began  at  To  have  and  to 
hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargaini'd  Premisses  with  the  Appur- 
ccs  Priviledges  &  CoiTiodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in 
any  wise  ai)pcrtaining  to  him  the  s''  Lewis  Banc  his  Heirs 
and  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper  LTse  Benefit 
it  Behoof  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Joseph  Sayword  for  niv  self 
my  Heirs  Exec"*  and  Admin'"  do  covenant  promise  it  grant 
to  it  with  th(,'  >''  Lewis  Bane  his  Heirs  it  Assigns  that  before 
tile  Ensealing  hereof  1  am  the  true  sole  it  lawful  Owner  of 
I  lie  abovebargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  pos- 
sessed of  the  same  in  mine  own  propel-  Right  as  a  yood 
pfect  ct  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  it  have 


138  Book   XIV,  Fol.   42. 

in  myself  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant 
bargain  sell  convey  &  eonlirni  s''  bargained  Preini.s.'se.s  in  Man- 
ner as  afores''  And  that  the  s"  Lewis  Bane  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for 
ever  hereafter  by  Force  iSc  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfull}- 
peaceably  &  (luietlj'  have  hold  use  occu[)y  possess  &  enjoy 
the  s'l  bargained  &  demised  Premisses  w"'  the  Appurces  free 
&  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  ac((uittcd  exonerated  &  discharg- 
ed of  from  all  &  all  ^Manner  of  former  or  other  (iiftstirants 
Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures 
Dowries  Judgments  Executions  Encumbi^ances  of  what 
Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  Measure  or  Degree 
obstruct  or  make  void  this  j)resent  Deed  Furtlu'rmore  I  the 
s''  Joseph  Say  word  for  my  self  in}-  Heirs  Exoc'^  &  Admin'*  do 
coven'  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  to  him  the  s'' 
Lewis  Bane  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims 
or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever 
hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend — In  Witness  whereof 
I  the  s"!  Joseph  Say  word  &  Mary  my  Wife  (in  token  of  her 
free  Consent  to  this  Bargain  (Sc  Sale  &  Relin([uishment  of  all 
her  Right  of  Dowry  &  Thirds  in  the  Premisses)  have  here- 
unto set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the  Twenty  Fourth  Day  of  Feb- 
ruary in  the  Second  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  St)vereign  Lord 
King  George  the  Second  Anno(]  Domini  One  Thousand  Sev- 
en Hundred  &  Twenty  Eight  sig 

Joseph  Sayword       (Seal)      Mary  X  Sayword     (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  James  Grant 
Jos  :  Moody 

York  ss/Feb'y  y"  26  1728/9  M"^  Joseph  Sayword  psonally 
aj)peared  &  acknowledged  this  Instrum'  to  be  his  Act  & 
Deed  Before  me     Sam'  Came     Jus  :  Peace 

Received  on  y""  Day  of  the  Date  of  y  foregoing  Deed  the 
Sum  of  One  Hundred  &  Ten  Pounds  being  the  full  Consid- 
eration of  the  foregoing  Bargain  &  Sale — I  say  received  of 
the  within  nauied  Lewis  Bane  p     Josefih  Sayword 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv"  Nov-^  28.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


^o 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Thomas 

Harris  of  Dover  in   the  Province  of  New  Ilamps' 

Harris        sends  Greeting  Know  ye  that  I  the  s**  Thomas  Har- 

To  ris  for  &  in   Consideration   of  the  Sum  of  Forty 

MorrcU       Pounds  currant  Money  of  New  England  to  mc  in 

Hand  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  well 

&  truly  i)aid  by  Nicholas  Morrell  of  Kittery   Brickla3er  the 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   42.  i;'.!t 

Rect  whorcof  I  do  hercb}^  afknowlodgc  &  my  self  tluavwith 
inWy  satisfied  eoiitciited  and  j)aid  have  given  granted  bar- 
gained &  sold  &  by  tiiese  Presents  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec'^ 
&  .Vdni'^^  give  grant  bargain  sell  &  confirm  unto  the  s''  Nich- 
olas ]\Iorre]l  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Piect^ 
or  Tract  of  Land  &  Marsh  situate  in  the  Townshij)  of  Scar- 
borough containing  Fifty  Acres  &  bounded  as  followeth  It 
takes  it  Beginning  at  John  Wackers  Land  on  the  North 
Side  of  the  High  Way  that  comes  over  the  Brook  called 
M'illniots  Brook  &  Bounded  by  the  High  Way  on  a  West 
South  West  Point  One  Hundred  &  Sixty  Poles  &  then  North 
West  Fifty  Poles  &  East  North  East  One  Hundred  &  Sixty 
Poles  to  Walkers  Land  &  then  to  our  First  Beginning  To 
have  and  to  hold  grunted  iSc  liargained  Premisses  w"'  all  the 
Appurces  Priviledgcs  &  Comodities  to  the  same  belonging 
or  in  any  wise  appertaining  To  him  the  s""  Nicholas  Morrell 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  onh^  proper  Use 
Benefit  &  Behalf  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Thomas  Harris  for 
me  my  Heirs  Exoc'^  Admin'*  do  covenant  i)romise  &  grant 
to  &  with  the  s"*  Nicholas  Morrell  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  that 
before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful 
Owner  of  the  above  bargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seiz- 
ed &  possessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own  projicr  Right  as  a 
good  pfect  &  absolute  Est^ite  of  Inheritanci^  in  Fee  simple 
&  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Author- 
ity to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  s''  Ijargained 
Premisses  in  Manner  as  aboves''  And  that  the  s''  Nicholas 
Morrell  his  Heirs  &  assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time 
&  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  occupy 
possess  &  enjov  the  s'*  demised  and  bargained  Premisses  with 
the  A])purces  free  it  clear  &  freely  it  clearly  ac(|uitted  ex- 
onerated &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  ]\Iaiiner  of  f ormcr  & 
other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills 
Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  .Judgments  Executions  Encum- 
brances &  Extents  Furthermore  I  the  s''  Thomas  Harris  for 
my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'*  Admin"'''  do  covenant  &  engage  the 
above  demised  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Nicholas  ^lorrell  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of 
any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  war- 
rant secure  ct  defend  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto 
set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  First  Day  of  Jul}'  Anno  Domini 
Seventeen  Ilimdred  &  Twenty  Eight  &  in  y  Second  Year 
of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  by 

Book  XIV  10 


140  Book  XIV,  Fol.   43. 

the  Grace  of  God  of  Great  Britain  FraiK^e  &  Ireland  King 
Defend'^  of  the  Faith  ,,i3 

Thomas  X  Harris     ( Seal ) 

mark 

Siirned  &  Seah'd  in  the  Presence  of  us  Ephraini  Davis 
Abraham  Mathis 

Province  New  Hamp'  July  y"  '22'^  1728  Thomas  Harris 
psonally  a])peared  before  me  the  yubseriber  &  acknowledg- 
ed the  witliin  written  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

James  Davis     Just  of  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Dee>  5  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'^ 


To    all  People  to  whom  this  present  Deed  of  Sale  shall 

come  John  Stanford  of  Glocester  in  the  County  of 

Stoiiford     Essex  in  the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in 

'^o  NcAV  England  Yeoman  sendeth  Greeting  viz  Know 
Stephens  ye  that  the  said  John  Stanford  for  divers  good 
Causes  him  thereunto  uioving  but  especially  in 
Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Thirty  Pounds  currant  & 
passable  Money  of  New  England  [43]  Province  Bills  of 
Credit  to  him  in  Hand  paid  or  secured  to  be  paid  to  His  Sat- 
isfaction before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of  these  Presents 
by  Sauuiell  Stci)hens  Jun"^  of  s'l  Glocester  Coster  in  the 
County  &  Province  afores''  the  Receipt  whereof  He  doth 
hereby  acknowledge  &  himself  therewith  fully  satisfied  & 
contented  &  paid  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  there- 
of do  exonci'ate  acquit  &  discharge  him  the  s'^  Sanmell 
Stephens  his  Heirs  Exec'"  &  Admin"  for  ever  by  these  Pres- 
ents have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  & 
confirmed  &  by  tliese  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutelv 
give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the 
s^  Sam"  Stei)hens  His  Heirs  Exec"*  Adm'^  &  Assigns  for  ever 
the  Eighth  Part  of  a  Tract  or  Division  of  Land  lying  at  Fal- 
mouth in  Casco  Bay  [in  the  County  of  York]  on  Paupoo- 
duck  Side  containing  Two  Hundred  &  Four  Acres  be  it  more 
or  less  W^"  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  was  left  to  me  the  s'' 
,Iohn  Stanford  iSj  my  Brother  &  Sisters  by  our  Grandfather 
Thomas  Stanford  &  by  my  Father  Robert  Stanford  To  have 
and  to  hold  the  s<'  Eighth  Part  of  the  s''  Division  or  Tract  of 
Land  whether  it  may  contain  Ui)land  or  Meadow  Together 
with  all  other  my  Right  Title  &  Interest  to  y''  Estate  of  my 
Grandfather  Thomas  Stanford  c^t  my  Father  Robert  Stanford 
being  or  laying  in  Casco  Bay  that  I  now  have  ought  or  could 
have  by  Means  of  y*  said  Tract  or  Division  oi  Land   or  by 


Book  XTV,  For..    CI.  141 

:inv  otlicr  Way  or  Means  wliatsoevcr  liow  ever  the  same 
shall  be  found  to  be  butted  &  bounded  or  reputed  to  be  but- 
ted &  bounded  Tosjether  with  all  the  Profits  Priviledees  & 
Appurces  to  the  same  belongmg  or  any  Ways  ai)pert4uninir 
witli  all  the  Woods  Underwoods  lyino-  standinir  or  irrowinir 
tiun-eon  to  him  the  s''  .Samuel  Stcqihens  Jun'  his  Heirs  Exec" 
Admin'"  &  Assigns  for  ever  Nothing  exeejited  or  reserved 
Excepting  what  I  sold  to  Mr  Benjamin  York  of  Falmouth  in 
Casco  Bay  and  the  s""  Jolm  Stanford  for  liimself  his  Heirs 
Exec"  Admin"  doth  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  witli 
him  the  s''  Sam"  Stephens  his  Ileii's  Exee"  Adm'^  &  Assigns 
by  these  Presents  tliat  He  is  inuuediately  before  the  Enseal- 
ing hereof  the  true  &  rightful  owner  of  the  witiiin  mention- 
ed Premisses  &  hath  in  liimself  good  Right  full  Power  & 
lawfid  .Vuthority  to  sell  &  convey  the  same  &  that  he  will 
for  ever  hereafter  warrant  secure  &  defend  the  same  against 
the  lawful  Claim  or  Claina.s  of  any  Person  or  Pei'sons  whatso- 
ever that  shall  legally  Claim  any  Right  Title  or  Interest 
therein  in  Right  of  him  the  .s''  John  Stanford  his  Heirs 
Exec"  or  Admin"  In  W^itness  whereof  the  s''  Jolm  Stanford 
Ot  Abigail  his  Wife  in  Testimony  of  her  full  Consent  &  free 
Relinquishment  of  her  Riglit  of  Dower  &  Power  of  Thirds 
in  tlie  Premisses  have  liereunto  set  their  Hands  &  Seals  this 
Tenth  Day  of  September  Anno(i  Domini  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  1730  tlie  words  in  [County  of 
York]  interlined  before  Signing  and  Sealing 

John  Stanford     (seai)      Aliigail  Stanford      (seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  Stc})lien 
(iott  John  Newman 

Essex  ss  Glocester  Noveni"-  111'"  1730  Jolm  St,anford  & 
Abigail  his  Wife  abovcnamed  psonally  appeared  &  acknowl- 
edged the  foregoing  Instrument  to  be  their  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me      Epes  Sargent     Just  Peace 

I  the  Subscriber  do  bind  &  oblige  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec" 
or  Admin"  that  in  Case  the  s''  Samuel  Stephens  dont  recover 
the  s''  Eighth  Part  of  the-  within  mentioned  Tract  or  Divi- 
sion of  Land  then  I  will  j)ay  him  back  Ten  Pounds  in  Bills 
of  Credit  out  of  tiie  Thirty  mentioned  in  the  s''  Deed  as  wit- 
ness my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Tenth  Day  of  Sejjtcmber  Annoq 
Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Tiiirty  1730 — 

Jolm  Stanford     (Seai) 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  Ste))lien 
(iott  Jolm  Newman 

Essex  ss/Glocester  Nov  1!)  1730  Jolm  Stanford  above- 
named  psonally  appeawsd  &  acknowledged  the  above  Instru- 
ment to  be  his  \olimtary  Act  it  Deed 

Before  me     Epes  Sargent     Just  Peace 


U2  Book  XIV,  Fol.   43. 

A  true  Vo\)y   of  the  Original  Deed  &  the  Obligation  en- 
dorsed received  Dec"^  i  1730 

Attest     Jo.s :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  Peo|(le  to   whom  those  Presents  shall  eome  Greet- 
ing  Know    yi'  that  I  Charles  Trafton  of  York  in 
Tiafton         the  County   of   york    in    New    England    Gunn- 
To  smith  Administrator  to  the    Estate    of  Benjamin 

Crosbee  Ilutehins  late  of  Kittery  in  s''  County  Dec" &  by 
Virtue  of  an  order  from  the  Justices  of  his  Maj"^ 
.Su}ierior  Court  of  Judicature  holden  at  York  afores''  in  May 
last  For  i&  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Forty  Six  Pounds 
to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  t'c  tridy  ])aid 
by  Jonathan  Crosbee  of  Dover  in  the  Province  of  New 
Ilamp'^  [Physician]  s"  Sum  Ijcing  for  &  towards  the  Pa}'- 
nu'nt  of  the  just  Debts  of  the  s"  Deceased  &  for  no  other  Use 
Intent  or  Purpose  whatsoever  the  Kec'  whereof  I  do  hereby 
aeknowK'dge  &  iny  self  therewith  fully  satisticd  &  contented 
&  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  ac- 
quit &  discharge  Hhii  the  s"  Jonathan  Crosby  his  Heirs  Ex- 
ec" &  Admin''  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these 
Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  said  Jonathan  Crosby 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  lying 
in  Kittery  afores"  containing  by  Estimation  Twelve  Aci'cs 
Butted  &  Bounded  as  foUoweth  on  the  North  East  by  Land 
of  Caj)'  Elihu  Gunnison  :  on  the  South  East  by  Land  of 
elohn  Chai)man  ;  on  the  South  West  by  Land  of  Andrew  Ha- 
ley i.^  on  the  North  West  partly  by  Land  of  William  Pepper- 
rell  Jun'  Es(f  &  partly  by  Land  of  Peter  Lewis  Jun'  the  s'' 
Twelve  Acres  being  Part  of  Twenty  Seven  Acres  laid  out  to 
Benjamin  Hutchins  afores"  Septemb' y"  8*"  16!)9  on  the  East- 
ern Side  of  Spruce  Creek  as  by  a  Return  of  that  Date  un- 
der the  Hands  of  W"  Godsoe  &  Nicholas  Gowen  Survey''^ 
for  s"  Town  of  Kittery  entered  in  the  Town  Book  there  may 
at  large  apjicar  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s"  granted  &  bar- 
gained Premisses  with  all  the  Aj)j)urces  Priviledges  &  Com- 
odities  to  tile  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  aj)})ertain- 
ing  To  him  the  s"  Jonathan  Crosln'  his  Heirs  &  As.signs  for 
ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  it  Behoofe  for 
ever  And  I  the  s"  Charles  Trafton  in  the  Capacity  afores" 
for  mo  m}'  Heirs  ExcC"^  &  Admin"  do  covenant  j)romise  &. 
grant  to  &  with  y  s"  Jonathan  Crosby  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
that  [the  s"  Benjamin  Ilutehins  at  his  Decease]  was  the  true 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  44.  143 

sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  abovcbargaincd  Premisses  &  was 
lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  his  own  proj)- 
er  Rijjht  as  a  "ood  nfect  &  absolute  Esbite  of  Iidieritancc  in 
Fee  simple  &  that  I  now  have  in  my  self  good  Eight  full 
Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  & 
confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  afores'' and  that 
the  s''  Jonathan  Crosby  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  ma}' 
from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceabl^'ct  (|uiet- 
ly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  & 
bargained  Premisses  with  the  Ajipurces  free  &  clear  &  free- 
ly &  clearly  accjuittcd  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all& 
all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judg- 
ments Executions  or  Encumbrances  of  what  Nauie  or  Na- 
ture soever  that  might  in  any  INIeasurc  or  Degree  obstruct 
or  make  void  this  jiresent  Deed  Furtheriuorc  I  the  s'' 
Charles  Trafton  Admin"^  as  afores''  for  my  self  my  Heirs 
ExeC'  &  Admin''  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised 
Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Jonathan  Crosby  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs ag'  the  lawful  Claims  or  Deiuands  of  any  Person  or 
Persons  whatsoe\'er  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  & 
defend  by  these  Presents.  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  here- 
unto set  mv  Hand  &  Seal  the  Seventeenth  Day  of  August  in 
the  Fourth  Year  of  tiie  Heign  of  King  George  the  Second 
Anno(i  Domini  1730  Charles  Trafton      (Stai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Paul  Nowel 
Jauies  Holt  Jos  :  Moody 

York  ss/Decem"^  12.  1730  Then  a{)pearcd  Charles  Traf- 
ton abovenamed  &  acknowledged  the  al)ove  Instrument  to 
be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     .loseph    Moody     ,Iu.s  :  Peace 

A  true  Cop3'  of  the  Original  R^'C'^  Deceni'^  12  1730 

Attest     Jos  :  Moofly     Keg"' 


[44J      To  all  Pe()i)le  to  wiiom   tiiese    Presents  shall  come 
(Jreeting  Know  ye  that  I  Jonathan  Crosby  of  Dov- 
Crosby        (.j-  jn  ^\^^^  Province  of  the  New  Hamjishire  in  New 
To  England  Physician  for  &   in  Consideration  of  the 

Tiat'ton  Sum  of  Forty  Six  Pounds  to  lue  in  Hand  before 
th(>  Ensenling  hereof  well  t*c  truly  paid  by  Charles 
Trafton  of  York  in  tlu'  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of 
the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  afores-'  Gunn  smitli 
the  Rec'  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  there- 
with fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  & 


144  Book  XIV,  Fol.  44. 

Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discbarije  Him  tlie  s'' 
Charles    Trafton   his    Heirs    Exec'^''  &    Adinin"  for  ever  by 
these  Presents  have  given    granted  bargained  sold  aliened 
conveyed  it  confirmed  &  by  these  Pi'esents  do  freely  fully  & 
absolutely  give  grant  bai'gain  sell  alienc  convey  &  confirm 
unto  Him  the  s'^  Charles  Trafton  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  lying  in  Kittery  in  the  s''  Coun- 
ty of  York  containing  about  Twelve  Acres  bounded  North 
East  by  Land  of  Cap'  Elihu  Gunnison   South  East  by  Land 
of  John  Chapman  South  West  by  Land  of  Andrew  Haley  & 
North  West  partly  by  Land  of  Cap'  Pei)perrell  &  partly  by 
Land  of  Peter  Lewis  Jun'  it  being  the  same  Tract  of  Land 
w""  s''  Charles  Trafton  as  Admin''  to  the  Estate  of  Benj-' 
Hutchins  late  of  Kittery  afores''   Dec^  sold  to  me  as  b}'  his 
Deed  Dated  Aug''  the  17'"  1730  Reference  being  thereunto 
had  may  at  large  ap}iear  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted 
&  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  & 
&  Comodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  apper- 
taining to  him  the  s''  Charles  Ti-afton  his  Heirs  ct  Assigns 
for  ever  To  his  &  tlieir  only  proper  l^se  Benefit  &  Behoof 
for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Jonathan  Crosby  for  me  my  Heirs 
Exec"  &  Admin"^'  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with 
the  s''  Charles  Trafton  His  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the 
Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the 
abovebargained    Premisses    <&.   am    lawfully   seized    &   pos- 
sessed of  the  same  in  mine  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect 
&  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  sim})le.      And  have 
in  myself  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant 
bargain  sell  convey  &   confirm  s*  Bargained  Premisses   in 
Manner  as  afores"*  And  that  he  the  s''  Charles  Trafton  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all 
Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  thi'se  Pres- 
ents lawfully  peaceably  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  occupy  i)os- 
sess  &  enjoy  the  s"*  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the 
Appurces  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  acquitted  exoner- 
ated (ic  discharged  of  from  all  &  all   Manner  of  former  or 
other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains   Sales  Leases  Mortgagt's  Wills 
Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  or  En- 
cumbrances of  what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in 
any  Measure  or  Degree  obstruct  &  make  void  the  present 
deed  Furthermore  I  the  s''  Jonathan   Crosby  for  myself  my 
Heirs  Exec'^  &  Admin''  do  covenant  &  engage  the  aliove  de- 
mised Premisses  to  him  the  s"  Charles  Trafton  his  Heirs  iSt 
Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Per- 
son or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  se- 
cure &  defend  bv  these  Presents  In  W'itni-ss  whereof  1  have 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  44.  145 

hereunto  sot  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Twelfth  Day  of  Decenib' 
in  the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj'y^  Reign  Annoq  Domini  1730 

Jonathan  Crosbec      (Seal) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Paul  Nowell 
James  Holt  Jos  :  Moody 

York  ss/Dceenibf  12.  1730  Tlien  D''  Jonathan  Crosbee 
psonally  appearing  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to 
be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Joseph  Moody     Jus  :  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'*  Decern"'  17  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


To    all    People    to    whom    these    Presents    shall     conic 

(ireeting  Know  yc  that   I    Charles  Trafton   of 

Trafton  York  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of 

Tu  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in    New  England  Gun- 

Chapmau  it  .smith  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Fif- 
Lewis  ty  Five  Pounds  in  good  Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in 

Hand  before  the  Pviiscaling  hereof  well  &  truly 
paid  by  John  Chairman  &  Peter  Lewis  Juii"^  both  of  Kittery 
in  the  Count}'  afores''  both  Yeomen  in  eijual  Halves  the  Re- 
ceipt whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith 
fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Par- 
cel thereof  do  exonerate  ac(iuit  &  discharge  them  the  s''  John 
Chapman  &  Peter  Lewis  Jun''  &  each  of  them  their  &  each 
of  their  Heirs  E.x'ec"  &  Admin'"  for  ever  by  these  Presents 
have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &,  con- 
firmed &  by  these  Pres(>ntsd()  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give 
grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  them  the  s'' 
John  Chapman  &  Peter  Lewis  Jun'  &  their  respective  Heirs 
and  Assigns  for  ever  in  aqual  Halves  to  be  divided  accord- 
ing to  Quantity  &  (^ualit}'  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  situate 
lying  &  being  in  the  Townsiiip  of  Kittery  containing  Twelve 
Acres  bounded  Nortii  Fast  by  Land  of  Cap'  Elilui  (iunnison 
South  East  by  s''  Chapmans  own  Land  South  West  by  Andrew 
Ilaleys  Land  North  West  partly  by  Land  of  Caj)'  Pei)i)errell 
&  })artly  by  Land  of  s'l  Peter  Lewis  Jun"'  it  being  tiie  same 
Tract  that  I  sold  to  D'  .lonutlian  Crosby  as  I  am  Aflmin'  to 
the  Estate  of  Benjamin  Ilutchins  Dee''  by  Deed  dated  Aug^"' 
17  last  past  &  w"''  He  sold  again  to  nw  by  Deed  dated  the 
12"'  Day  of  December  Instant  as  by  the  s''  Deeds  Reference 
being  thereunto  iiad  may  at  large  aj)pear  To  have  and  to  hold 
the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Ajipurces 
Priviledges  c*t  CoiTiodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any 
wise  appertaining   to  them   the  s''  John  Chapman  &  Peter 


14(5  Book   XIV,  Fol.  44. 

Lewi.s  Jim'  in  aqua)  Halves  in  Severalty  &  to  their  respec- 
tive Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  their  &  their  only  jiroper 
Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  And  I  the  s'>  Charle.s  Trafton 
for  me  my  Heirs  Exec'*  &  Admin'"  do  covenant  promise  c*c 
grant  to  &  with  the  s*  John  Chapman  &  Peter  Lewis  Jun'^& 
their  respective  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing 
hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bar- 
gained Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the 
same  in  my  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute 
Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good 
Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell 
convey  &  confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as 
afores'^  And  that  the  s'^  John  Chapman  &  Peter  Lewis  Jun' 
&  their  respective  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time 
to  Time  &  at  all  Times  forever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue 
of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  <|uietly  iiave  hold  use 
occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premis- 
ses with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  ac- 
quitted exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of 
Foi'mer  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mort- 
gages Wills  Entails  Jovnturcs  Dowries  Judgments  Execu- 
tions  or  Encumbrances  of  what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that 
might  in  any  Measure  or  Degree  obstruct  or  make  void  this 
present  Deed 

Furthermore  I  the  s''  Charles  Trafton  for  myself  luy  Heirs 
Exec"^'  and  Admin"^*  do  covenant  &  engage  the  abovedemised 
Preiuisses  to  them  the  s''  John  Chapman  &  Peter  Lewis  J un' 
to  the  full  (.Quantity  of  Twelve  Acres  &  to  their  Heirs  &  As- 
signs against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person 
or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure 
&  defend  by  these  Presents  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  here- 
unto set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Seventeenth  Day  of  December 
in  the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj""  Reign  Annoc]  Domini  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 

Charles  Trafton      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us  Alexan- 
der Calwell  Jos  :   Moody 

York  ss/Decem'  17.  1730  Then  appeared  Charles  Trafton 
abovenamed  &  aeknowledgi'd  the  above  Instrument  in  \\'rit- 
ing  to  be  his  x\ct  &  Deed 

Before  me     Jos:  Moody     Jus  Peace 

A  true  Copv  of  the  Orig'  Received  Dec''  17.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moodv     Reg' 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  45.  147 

To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall 
come,  Greeting  Know  jc  that  I  Nathan'  Lewes  of 
Lewis  York  in  the  County  of  York  within  his  Maj'>^  Pro- 
T"  vince  of  the  ^Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  IIus- 
Lewiss  bandman  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  For- 
ty Four  Pounds  to  me  in  Hand  paid  before  the  En- 
sealing hereof  ^vell  &  truly  paid  by  Andrew  Lewis  Juii' 
Cordwainer  &  Peter  Lewes  Jun'  Husbandman  both  of  Kit- 
tery  in  the  Count}'  &  Province  afores''  the  lice'  whereof  I  do 
hereby  ackiu)wledge  &  myself  therewith  fully  satisfied  & 
contented  &  tliereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  ex- 
onerate ac<iuit  &  discharge  the  s''  Andrew  &  Peter  Lewes 
their  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin'^  for  ever  b}'  these  Presents 
have  given  granted  bargained  sold  convej^ed  &  confirmed  & 
by  these  Prest'uts  do  freely  fully  clearl\'  &  absolutely  give 
Sfrant  baraain  sell  eonvev  iSc  contirm  unto  them  tiie  s''  An- 
drew  &  Peter  Lewes  their  Heirs  i!c  Assigns  [45]  for  ever  a 
certain  Tnxctof  Land  laying  in  Kittery  in  the  County  aforcs'' 
containing  Sixteen  Acres  butted  &  bounded  as  follows  viz 
Beginning  at  the  South  East  Corner  oi  A\'illiani  Lewc's  Six- 
teen Acre  Lot  from  thence  North  Norwest  Twenty  Eight 
Pole  from  thence  East  North  P^ast  Sixty  Pole  from  thence 
South  South  East  Fifty  Eight  Pole  from  thence  West  Forty 
Six  Pole  from  thence  AVest  South  West  to  the  First  Begin- 
ning To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  bargained  it  granted  Prem- 
isses with  all  the  Priviledges  &  Appurces  to  the  same  be- 
longing or  in  any  wise  appertaining  unto  them  the  s''  An- 
drew &  Peter  Lewes  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  their 
&  their  own  sole  proper  Use  &  Benefit  for  ever  and  I  the  s'' 
Nathan  Lewes  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"^"  do  covenant 
promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s'',  Andrew  &  Peter 
Lewes  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  & 
Delivory  hereof  I  am  y'^  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the 
abovebargained  Premisses  :  &  am  lawfully  seiz'd  &  possessd 
of  the  same  in  mine  own  proper  Kigiit  as  a  good  perfect  & 
absolute  Estate  of  Liherit^ince  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my 
self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  authority  to  grant  bar- 
gain sell  Cf)nvey  &  confirm  s''  bargained  as  in  Manner  aboves'' 
&  that  the  s''  Andrew  <.^  Peter  Lewes  tiieir  Heirs  &  Assigns 
shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  tt  at  all  times  for  ever  here 
after  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peacea- 
bly &  (juietly  have  hold  use  jiossess  &  enjoy  the  s''  dcmis''& 
bargained  Premisses  witli  the  Aj)purces  free  &  clear  frcH'iy 
&  clearly  ac(|uitted  exonerated  A-  discharged  of  all  i^c  from 
all  other  k&  all  Manner  of  other  former  Cifts  Grants  Bargains 
Sales  Leases  Joyntures  Dowries  Incumbrances  Executions  &. 


148  Book  XIV,   Fol.  45. 

Extents  tlic  peaceable  &  quiet  Possession  hereof  do  seeure 
warrant  &  defend  for  ever  In  Witness  whereof  I  liave  here- 
unto set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Twent}'  Sixth  Day  of  January 
in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  & 
Twenty  six  Nathaniel  Lewis     (Seai) 

Sign''  Seal''  &  DcYw"^  in  Presence  of  Withers  Berry  Theo- 
dore Coker  Joseph  Newiiiarch 

York  ss/Jan-'y  26  172(5  This  Day  the  above  named  Nathan' 
Lewis  psonally  appeared  before  me  the  Subscriber  One  of 
his  Maj'>'*  Justices  of  the  Peace  for  the  s''  County  &  acknowl- 
edged this  foregoing  Instrum'  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor    W'"  Pe})j)errell  Jun'' 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Decem'  17  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"' 


Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  William  Hal\'  of 
Boston  in  his  Maj^y*  Province  of  the  Massachusetts 
Haly  Bay  in  New  England  Shipwright  One  of  the  Sons  of 
To  Andrew  Haly  of  Kittery  Dec'>  &  Sarah  Ilaly  his  Wife 
^^^ily  liavc  received  of  our  Sister  Elizabeth  Haly  of  Kittery 
in  y"  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Massa- 
chusetts Bay  in  New  England  Widow  of  our  Brother  An- 
drew Haly  of  the  same  Town  County  it  Province  afores'' 
Dec'  the  Sum  of  Thirty  Two  Pounds  [in  Monc}']  w''''  is  our 
full  Part  of  our  Honoured  Father  Andrew  Haly's  Estiite  paid 
to  us  by  our  Sister  P^lizalx-th  Haly  Administratrix  of  her 
Husband's  Estate  xVnd  Wt'  AViiiiam  Haly  &  Saraii  Haly  do  by 
these  Presents  for  ourselves  &  our  Heirs  for  ever  after  aeiiuit 
our  Sister  P^lisabeth  Haly  both  Real  &  Pei'sonal  Estixte  of 
every  Kind  whatsoever  And  by  these  Presents  our  selves  & 
our  Heirs  ae(|uit  &  discharge  the  s''  Elizabetli  Haly  &  her 
Heirs  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  Rights  Claims  Titles  or  De- 
mands whatsoever  belonging  unto  us  William  Haly  &  Sarah 
Haly  from  the  Estate  of  our  honoured  P'atlier  Andrew  Haly 
which  s''  Sum  of  Thirty  Two  Pounds  we  have  received  as 
afores''- &  we  do  acknowledge  our  selves  to  be  fully  satisfied 
iSb  paid  ct  we  do  fulh'  clearl>'  &  absolutely  ac(]uit  exonerate 
&  discharge  the  s''  Elizabeth  Haly  her  Heirs  Exec'*  &  Ad- 
min"^^  from  the  Demands  of  us  or  ours  or  either  of  our  Heirs 
Exec'*  Admin'^  tt  Assigns  by  these  Presents  in  Witness 
whereof  A\'c  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  iSc  Serd  the  Twt'n- 
ty  Fifth  Day  of  November  in  y  Fourth  Yt'ar  of  his  Maj'y* 
Reign  Anno  Domini  1730 

William  Haly      (seal)     Sarah  Haley      (Seal) 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  45.  149 

Signed  Scaled  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  John  Penlial- 
low  Williani  Taph'  iiis  Mark  X 

Province  of  N  :"  Hamp'  Portsni"  'SoV  25,  1730  Then  the 
abovcnanicd  W"  &  Sarah  Haley  acknowledged  the  forego- 
ing Instrument  as  their  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     John  Penhallow     J^  P^ 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Kec''  Decern'  17.  17;5() 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Kcg"^ 

At  a  legal  Town  Meeting  holden  in  York  March  23.  1712 

/i3  Granted   to   lienjaniin    Hilton    Thirty  Acres  of 

N°  20       Land  where  he  can  find  it  clear  of  all  former  Grants 

Abraham  Prcbic  Town   Clerk — A  true  Copy  from 

Hilton     York  Town  Records — Exanv'  by  Jos  :  Moody  Town 

To  Clerk 
Holt  Xo  all  People  to  whom  tiicsc  Presents  shall  come 
Greeting  Know  ye  that  I  Henjamin  Hilton  of  York 
in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts 
Bay  in  New  England  Yeoman  for  &  in  Consideration  of 
Three  Pounds  in  good  Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in  Hand  paid  by 
Joseph  Hoult  of  s''  York  Yeoman  have  given  granted  bar- 
gained sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Pres- 
ents do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Joseph  Iloult  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  Ten  Acres  of  the  aI)ovewritten 
Grant  of  Thirty  Acres  of  Land  not  yet  laid  out  To  ha\c  and 
to  hold  the  s''  Ten  Acres  of  Land  not  yet  laid  out  in  as  full 
&  ample  Manner  as  I  could  have  done  by  Virtue  of  the  s'' 
Grant  To  him  the  s''  Joseph  Holt  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  And  I  the  s''  Benjamin  Hilton  for  me  nn-  Heirs  Exec'^ 
&  Admin"  do  covenant  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Joseph 
Hoult  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  tliati  have  full  Power  good  Right 
&  lawful  Authority  to  convey  the  s''  Ten  Acres  of  s''  Grant 
at  the  Time  of  Delivery  of  these  Presents  &  that  the  same 
is  free  of  all  Mannci'  of  Incumbrances  that  might  obstruct  & 
make  void  this  present  Deed  and  that  I  my  Heirs  Exec'"  & 
Admin"  shall  &  will  for  ever  hereafter  warrant  &  defend  y' 
s''  Ten  Acres  of  s''  Thirty  Acre  (irant  to  him  the  s''  Joseph 
Holt  his  Heirs  iSc  .Vssigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  De- 
mands of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  here- 
after In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  & 
Seal  the  Seventh  Day  of  Jul\'  in  the  Thirteenth  Year  of 
King  Georges  Reign  Annoi|  Domini  1727 

Benjamin  Hilton  his  Mark  X      (seal) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in   Presence  of  us  Sam'  Scwall 
Jeremiah  Bragdon 


150  Book  XIV,  Fol.  4(5. 

York  ss/NoV^  21.   1730  Benj*  Hilton  psonally  appearing 
:kno\vlc 
&  Deed 


acknowledi^ed  tlie  above  Instrument  in  AVritin*)-  to  be  liis  Act 


Coram     Joseph  Mood}'     Jus :  Pae' 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv'  Novem'  21  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  Samuel  Hatch  of 
y*'  Town  of  Wells  in  the  County  of  York  & 
Hatch  To  Province  of  the  Massachusetts    Ba}'    in    New 

3  of  his  Sous  England  Husbandman  divers  good  &  lawful 
Causes  &  Consideration  me  there  unto  moving 
but  more  especially  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  natural 
Love  good  Will  &  affection  I  bear  unto  my  Three  Sons  Sam- 
uel Hatch  John  Hatch  &  Philip  Hatch  have  given  &  granted 
&  do  by  these  Presents  freely  clearly  and  absolutel}'  give 
grant  alienate  enfeoff  &  confirm  assign  &  make  over  unto 
my  s'^  Sons  Samuel  Hatch  John  Hatch  &  Philip  Hatch  to 
them  &  to  their  Assigns  forever  a  certain  Tract  oi  Land  sit- 
uate lying  &  being  at  a  Place  called  Merry  Land  on  the 
Back  Side  of  Wells  afores''  containing  by  P]stimation  One 
Hundred  Acres  being  Four  score  Poles  wide  running  on  a 
West  North  \A"cst  Line  on  lioth  Sides  bounded  on  the  East- 
ern Side  by  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  of  Fifty  Poles  \\'ide 
whereof  45  Poles  are  now  in  the  Possession  of  my  Son  Ben- 
jamin Hatch  Also  I  give  i&  grant  to  my  s"*  Sons  Sanmcl 
Hatch  John  Hatch  &  Philip  Hatch  a  cert^iin  Tract  of  Land 
Five  Poles  wide  joyning  on  the  one  side  to  the  Land  in  Pos- 
session of  the  afores''  Benjamin  Hatch  it  on  the  other  Side 
to  the  above  demised  Hundred  Acres  of  Land.  It  i.s  to  be 
understood  that  the  aforcdemised  Premisses  is  to  be  a(|ually 
divided  for  (Quantity  between  my  Three  Sons  afores''  viz 
Sanuiel  Hatch  John  Hatch  &  Pliili})  Hatch  in  Manner  follow- 
ing That  is  to  nay  that  Third  Part  next  adjoyning  to  tiie 
Land  in  the  Possession  of  the  aforementioned  Benjamin 
[Hatch]  is  to  be  tlie  Part  of  my  Son  Sanuiel  Hatch  ct  the 
next  Third  Part  adjoyning  to  Sanuiel  Hatch  is  to  be  the  Part 
of  my  Son  John  Hatch  and  the  next  Thii-d  Part  adjoyning  to 
John  Hatch  afores'i  is  be  the  Part  of  ni}'  Son  Philip  Hatch 
[46]  And  furthermore  each  of  my  Sons  afores''  viz  Sanuiel 
Hatch  John  Hatch  &  Pliiiij)  Hatch  sliall  &  may  by  virtue  of 
these  Presents  at  any  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter 
lawfully  peaceably  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  & 
enjo}'  the  s''  demised  &  granted  Premisses  with  all  the  Ap- 
purces  Priviledges  &  Comoditics  to  the  same  belonging  or  in 


Book   XIV,  Fol.   4(i.  151 

any  wise  iiiiix'rtiiiiiiiijj;  to  tlieiii  tlie  s''  Saimiol  Hatch  John 
Hatch  &  Pliilip  Ilatcli  their  Heirs  &  As.siji'ii.s  for  ever  each 
one  &  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  his  &  their  partieuhir  Part  sever- 
ally to  his  &  tiieir  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for 
ever  as  a  good  ))erfeet  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in 
Fee  siiiij)le  and  I  the  s''  Samuel  Hatch  do  covenant  &  engage 
to  &  with  my  s''  Sons  that  at  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the 
true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  above  demised  Premisses  & 
have  in  my  self  fidl  Power  good  Right  &  lawful  Authority 
to  dispose  of  tin-  same  in  Manner  afores''  And  also  that  I 
will  wari'ant  &  defend  the  same  against  any  Person  or  Per- 
sons from  by  or  under  me  laying  any  legal  Claim  or  Title 
tiiereunto  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand 
it  Seal  this  Twenty  Fourth  Day  of  Fe1iruary  iVnno  Domini 
1727/(S  in  tiie  first  Year  of  th<^  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord 
George  the  Second  of  Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland  King 
Defender  of  the  Faith  &e  Memorandum  the  word  [Hatch] 
between  the  Nineteenth  &  Twentieth  Lines  from  the  Top 
were  interlined  before  Signing  &  Sealing 

Samuel  Hatcii      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Josejjh  Hatch 
Mar}'  Hatcii  Richard  Deane 

York  ss/\Velis  Feb'-y  25'"  17-27/8  Then  the  within  named 
Samuel  Hatch  psonajly  appeared  &  acknowledged  the  within 
Instrument  in  ^\'riting  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Jose})li  Hill       Jus:   Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Novenr  21   1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Cireet- 
ing  Know  ye  that  I   Nathan   Adams  of  York   in  the 
Ailams   County  of  York  within  his  Majestys  Province  of  the 
To       Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Laborer  for&  in 
Holt     Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Eight  Pounds  to  me  in 
Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  i)aid 
by  Joseph  Holt  of  the  same  Town  Yeoman   in  good  Bills  of 
Publick  Credit  on  the  s''  Province  of  the  ^Massachusetts  Bay 
the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hen^by  acknowledge  &  my  self  there- 
witlitullysatisliedc^ccontentedLC-thereofLVcof  every  Part  I'c  Par- 
cel thereof  do  exonerate  ac<|uit  it  liischargc  him  the  s''  Jose})h 
Holt  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"'  for  ever  by  these  Presents 
have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  con- 
firmed &  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  ct  absolutely  give 
grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey    &  confirm  unto  him  the  s** 
Joseph  Holt  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Parcel 


152  Book  XIV,  Fol.   4(;. 

or  Piece  of  Swiiiiipv  Miirsh  or  Meadow  Ground  lying  in  the 
Townsliij)  of  York  on  the  South  Ea.st  Side  of  Aeonicntieus 
Great  Hill  &  contains  Twelve  Acres  which  was  sold  to  nic 
by  my  Brother  Thomas  Adams  as  by  Deed  Recorded  Dated 
Feb^y  the  First  172(>/7  may  apjiear  &  is  Part  of  Fifty  & 
Four  Acres  laid  out  to  the  said  Thomas  Adams  [March 
1714/15]  in  Copartnershij)  with  our  Brethren  Philip  Adams 
Hezekiah  Adams  &  John  Scdgeley  as  by  their  Returns  on 
York  Town  Book  will  more  at  large  appear  with  the  Bounds 
thereof  &  of  their  mutual  uniting  The  s''  Deed  from  s'' 
Thomas  to  me  is  entered  Lib"  12.  Fol»  101  of  York  County 
Records  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained 
Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  &  Comodities 
to  the  same  lielonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to  him 
the  said  .losepli  Holt  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  To  his  & 
their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  And  1  the 
s''  Nathan  Adams  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin'^^  do  cov- 
enant promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Joseph  Holt  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the 
true  sole  and  lawful  owner  of  the  abovebargaincd  Premisses 
&  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own 
proper  Right  as  a  good  perfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheri- 
tance in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Pow- 
er &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  con- 
firm s''  bargained  Pi'emisses  in  Manner  as  afores''  And  that 
He  the  s"  Joseph  Holt  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  shall  &  may 
from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  quiets 
ly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s"*  demised  & 
bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  &  free- 
ly &  clearly  aciiuitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all  & 
all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Mortgages  AVills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judg- 
ments Executions  or  Encumbrances  of  what  Name  or  Na- 
ture soever  that  might  in  any  Measure  or  Degree  obstruct 
or  make  void  this  present  Deed  Furthermore  I  the  s''  Na- 
than Adams  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"^'  &  Admin"  do  cov- 
enant &  engage  the  abovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the  s'' 
Joseph  Holt  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims 
&  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  forever 
hereafter  to  warrant  secure  c^  defend  b}'  these  Presents  In 
Witness  whereof  I  the  s"  Nathan  Adams  &  [my  Wife]  Han- 
nah Adams  (in  Token  of  her  free  Consent  to  this  Bargain  & 
Sale  &  Relin(]uishment  of  all  her  Right  of  Dower  &  Thirds 
in  the  Premisses)  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the 
Twenty  First  Day  of  November  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the 


Book    XIV,  Fm..    17.  lo3 

K('iii;ii  of  uur  Sovereign  Lord    Kiiii;-  (icori^e  the  Second  An- 
no(i  Uoniini  IToO       ^^^j^ 

Nathan  Adams  his  X  (Heal)  Ilaniuili  Adams  lur  X  Mark 
(Seal) 

The  Words  [March  1.^.  ITU/lT)]  cScthc  Words  [my  Wife] 
interlined  before  Sii;niniz' 

Signed  Seal'"  it  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Samuel  Bragdun 
Jos:  Moody 

York  ss/Deeem'^  1-4  1780  Then  Xatlian  Adams  it  Hannah 
his  AVife  psonally  ai)pearing  acknowledged  the  above  Instru- 
ment to  be  their  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Jos  :  Moody     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Orign'  Rcc-i  Decem-^  14.  17:50 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


To  all  People  til  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing KrKjw  ye  that  .James  Morgan  of  Marblehead  in 
MdiKau      the  County  of  Essex  of  Mariner  &  Grace  his  Wife 

'^'^<  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  One  Thous- 
Goffe  and  Pounds  to  them  in  Hand  before  the  P^nsealing 
hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  Ednv'  Goffc  of  Mar- 
blehead ill  the  County  of  Essex  Esq"'  the  Receipt  whereof 
they  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  themselves  therewith  fully 
satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel 
thereof  do  exonerate  accjuit  &  discharge  the  s''  Edm''  Goffe 
his  Heirs  Exec'^  ct  Admin"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  continued 
&  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant 
bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  t'onfirm  unto  him  the  s'^  Ed- 
mund Goffe  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  (Quarter  or 
Fourth  Part  of  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  in  Biddcford  in  the 
County  of  York  adjoining  to  the  North  Eastern  Sideof  Sau- 
co  River  (so  called)  formerly  &  originally  laid  out  to  One 
John  Benightham  Dec' there  usually  called  Benighthams  Sec- 
ond or  u})per  Division  sujijiosed  to  contain  in  the  whole 
about  Two  Thousand  it  Eight  Hundred  Acres  To  have  and  to 
liold  the  s''  granted  it  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Aj)- 
purces  Priviledges  &  Commodities  to  the  same  belonging  or 
in  any  wise  ajipcrtaining  to  him  the  s''  Edmund  Goffe  his 
H(^irs  it  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  it  their  onh'  ))roper  Use 
Benefit  it  Behoofe  for  ever  And  they  the  s''  James  Morgan 
ct  [47]  (irace  his  Wife  for  themselves  their  Heirs  Exec" 
it  Admin'«  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  ct  with  the  s'' 
Edm''  (ioffe  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing 
h(!reof  They  or  One  of  them  arc  the  true  sole  &  lawful  Own- 


154  Book  XIV.   Fol.   47. 

era  of  tin-  abovcbiirgtiiiK'd  Premisses  &  are  lawfully  seized  & 
possessed  of  the  same  in  tiieir  own  pr()})er  Right  as  a  good 
perfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritanec  in  Fee  simple  & 
have  in  themselves  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Author- 
ity to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  s''  bargained 
Premisses  in  jNIanncr  as  afores''  And  tliat  the  s<'  Ednr'  (ioffe 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at 
all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  (|uietly  have  hold  use  occupy 
possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with 
the  Appurces  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  ac(]uitted  ex- 
onerated &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former 
or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills 
Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  fludgments  Executions  or  En- 
cumbrance of  Wiiat  Xanu'  or  Nature  so  ever  that  might  in 
any  Measure  or  DeiiCee  Obstruct  or  make  void  this  present 
Deed. 

Furthermore  They  the  s''  James  Morgan  &  Grace  his  Wife 
for  y"'selves  their  Heirs  Exec'^  &  Admin"*  do  covenant  it  en- 
gage the  abovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Eduuind 
Goffe  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  De- 
mands of  any  Person  or  Persons  w'so«rver  for  ever  hereafter 
to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Presents.  In  Witness 
whereof  They  have  hereunto  put  their  Hands  &  Seals  the 
Twenty  Seventh  Day  of  INIay  in  the  Second  Year  of  his 
Maj""  Reign  Annoq  Dom'  172U/ 

James  Morgan      (Seal)      Grace  Morgan      ^seai) 

Sign''  Seal''  &  Deiiv'  in  y*^  Presence  of  John  Banister 
Sam'  King 

Essex  s\s/M'head  May  27.  17211  James  Morgan  &  (irace 
his  Wife  psonall}'  ajjpeared  &  acknowledged  the  Instrument 
on  the  otlier  Side  to  be  their  free  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     J".     Oulton     J  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Se])tcm''  1.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  Pcojjle  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  James  Morgan  of  Marbleliead  in 
Murgan       fJie  County  of  Essex  Mariner  I'c  Grace  his  Wife  for 
T"  &  in   Consideration   of  the    Siun   of  One  Hundred 

Goffe        Pounds  to  them    in   Hand    before    the    Ensealing 
hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  Edm''  Goffe  of  jNIar- 
blehead  in  the  County  of  Essex   Estf  the  Receipt  whereof 
they  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  tliemselves  therewith  fully 
satisfied  &  contented  c^t  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel 


B<)f)K   XIV,   For>.   47.  15"i 

thereof  do  exonerate  ac(iuit  &  discharge  the  s''  Edm"'  Goffc 
his  Heirs  Exec''^  &  Admin"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have 
(•iven  <j:ranted  bari^ained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed 
&  by  tiu'se  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant 
bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  the  s''  Edni"'  Goffe 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  Hundred  Acres  of  Land 
Parcel  of  tile  Lands  formerly  belonging  to  one  Richard  Be- 
nightham  Dec''  Lying  in  a  Tract  of  Land  in  Biddeford  in 
the  County  of  York  adjoyning  to  the  North  East  Side  of  a 
River  called  Saco  River  formerly  laid  out  to  one  John  Be- 
nightham  Dec''  Father  of  the  s''  Riciiard  Beniglitham  &  there 
called  Benighthams  First  or  lower  Division  To  have  and  to 
hold  the  s''  granted  c^  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Ap- 
purces  Priviledges  &  CoiTiodities  to  the  same  belonging  or 
in  any  wise  aiipertaining  to  him  the  s''  Ednuuid  Goffe  his 
Heirs  and  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use 
Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  And  They  the  s''  James  Morgan 
&  Grace  his  AVife  for  themselves  their  Heirs  Exec"*  &  Ad- 
min''»  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  y'  s'^  Edm'' 
Goffe  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof 
They  or  One  of  Them  ai"e  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owners  of 
the  above  bargained  Premisses  &  are  lawfully  seized  &,  pos- 
sessed of  the  same  in  their  own  proi)er  Right  as  a  good  pfect 
&  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  Simple  &  have  in 
them  selves  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to 
•rrant  bar<rain  sell  convey  &  confirm  s''  barii'ained  Premisses 
in  Planner  as  afores''  And  that  the  s''  Edm''  Goffe  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times 
for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  law- 
fully j)eaceably  &  (luictly  have  hold  use  occufiy  possess  & 
enjoy  the  said  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Ap- 
purccs  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  acquitted  exonerated 
&  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  other 
Gift«  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails 
Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  or  Encumbrances 
of  what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  Measure 
or  Degree  obstruct  or  make  void  this  jn-escnt  Deed  Further- 
more they  the  s''  James  Morgan  &  Grace  his  Wife  for  them- 
selves their  Heirs  Exec"&  Admin'^'*  do  covenant  and  engage  the 
abovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Edm''  (iofte  Heirs  & 
Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  an}'  Per- 
son or  Persons  whatsoever  forever  hereafter  to  warrant  se- 
cure &  defend  by  these  Presents — In  Witness  whereof  they 
have  hereto  sot  their  Hands  &  Seals  the;  Twenty  Seventh 
Day  of  May  in  y=  Second  Year  of  his  Maj'*'*  Reign  Anno(| 
Domini  172U  James  Morgan      (Seal) 

Book  XIV  II 


156  Book   XIV,  Fol.  48. 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Pi'esence  of  us  (the 
Word  [County]  being  first  interlined)  John  Banister  Sam' 
King 

Essex  ss/Mhead  jMa\'  27.  1720.  James  ^lorgan  &  Grace 
his  Wife  i)sonally  aj)peared  ilc  aeknowledged  the  Instrument 
on  the  other  Side  to  be  their  free  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     ,1"  Oulton     J  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec''  Sept'  1.  1730 

Attest     J  OS  :  Moody     Reg'" 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Thomas  Ilobbs  of  Dover  in  the 
Hobbs  Province  of  New  Hamps''  Carpenter  for  &  in  C/onsid- 
Ti*  cration  of  the  full  &  just  sum  of  Fifty  Pound  of  good 
Davis  Bill  of  Credit  to  me  in  Hand  paid  by  Enoch  Davis  of 
Wells  in  the  County  of  York  it  Province  of  the  Mas- 
sachusetts Bay  in  New  England  Husbandman  the  Rec'  where- 
of I  do  exonerate  &  acquit  him  the  s''  Enoch  Davis  his  Heirs 
ExeC'  Admin''»  for  ever  &  do  by  these  Presents  give  grant 
convey  &  confirm  absolutely  do  give  grant  sell  &  convey 
unto  him  the  s''  Enoch  Davis  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a 
certain  Tract  or  Tracts  or  Rio'ht  of  Lands  Ivino;  &  beinji;  in 
the  Township  of  Falmouth  in  the  County  of  York  aboves** 
s''  Land  or  Lands  being  granted  to  John  Robins  by  the 
Town  of  Falmouth  w'*'  will  appear  by  the  Town  Book  of 
Records  for  Falmoutii  To  have  and  to  hold  all  my  whole 
Right  Title  &  Interest  in  in  &  unto  every  Part  &  Parcel  of 
s'*  Lot  or  Lots  of  Land  or  Lands  together  with  all  the  Priv- 
iledges  &  Appurces  thereunto  belonging  as  well  the  Com- 
mon &  undivided  Lands  as  that  ali'cady  laid  out  that  I  am 
or  may  be  entituled  to  by  the  Fee  of  Town  Grants  or  Grants 
to  him  the  s*  Enoch  Davis  His  [48]  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin" 
&  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit 
&  Belioofe  for  ever  And  fm'thermore  I  the  s''  Thomas  Ilobbs 
do  by  these  Presents  warrant  secure  &  defend  the  abovede- 
mised  Premisses  from  me  my  Heirs  Exec""^  Admin"  or  As- 
signs or  from  all  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  by  from  or 
under  me  tiiat  shall  or  may  lay  any  lawful  Claim  Title  or  In- 
terest in  or  unto  the  same  unto  him  the  s''  Enoch  Davis  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s''  Thom- 
as Hobbs  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Fourteenth 
Day  of  October  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  & 
in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord 
George  the  Second  by  the  Grace  of  God  of  Great  Britain 
France  &  Ireland  Kinsj  Defender  of  the  Faith  &c 

Thomas  Ilobbs     (Seal) 


'& 


Book   XJV,  Fol.   48.  ]o7 

Sipncd  Scaled  i^  Dt'Iivcrcd  in  the  Presence  of  Nathaniel 
Hill  John  Ilateh  Nathaniel  Harrington 

York  ,s8/\A'ells  Octob'  y»  14"'  1730  Then  the  within  nam- 
ed Thomas  Iloobs  psonally  appeared  &  acknowledged  the 
within  written  Instrument  or  Deed  of  Sale  to  be  his  free  Act 
&  Deed 

before  me     -Joseph  Hill     Jus  :   Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  y"  Original  Rcc'  Octob'  17.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"' 


To  all  Peoi)le  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greeting 
Know  ye  that  I  Phinias  Jones  of  North   Yarmouth 
Jones        in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Mas- 
To  sachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  for  &  in  Considera- 

Fiench  tion  of  the  Suui  of  Eighty  Pounds  of  lawful  IMoney 
of  New  P^ngland  to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Enseal- 
ing hereof  well  &  truly  jiaid  by  John  French  of  Tanton  in 
the  County  of  Bristol  in  the  Province  aboves''  the  Rec'  where- 
of I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satis- 
fied &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof 
exonerate  accjuit  &  discharge  Him  y*"  said  John  French  His 
Heirs  Exec'»  &  Admin'^  for  ever  by  these  Presents  iiave  giv- 
en granted  bargained  sold  convej'ed  &  confirmed  unto  the 
said  John  French  his  Heirs  ExeC^'  &  Assigns  a  certain  Tract 
or  Tracts  of  Land  lying  &  being  in  the  Township  of  Fal- 
mouth w'^'''  Tract  or  Tracts  of  Land  derived  from  Samuel 
Clare  One  of  the  Petitioners  to  whom  the  Township  of  Fal- 
mouth was  granted  w°"  Land  is  now  some  of  it  laid  [out]  & 
the  Bounds  of  it  recorded  in  the  Town  Book  of  Records  for 
Falmouth  To  iiave  and  to  hold  unto  Him  the  s'"  John  French 
Plis  Heirs  Exec'"  Adniin"^*  for  ever  Together  witii  all  the 
Woods  Underwoods  Water  Courses  &  all  Advantages  be- 
longing unto  s""  Right  aqual  to  any  other  Petitioner  whether 
divided  or  undivided  in  Conion  Land  or  laid  out  to  his  & 
their  only  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  forever  And  I  the  s''  Phin- 
ias Jones  for  my  self  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin"  do  covenant 
promise  grant  to  &  with  Him  the  s<'  John  French  his  Heirs 
Exec"  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the 
trui-  sole  it  lawful  Owner  of  the  abovebargained  Premisses 
&  am  lawfully  seized  &  jiossessed  of  the  same  &  have  in  my 
self  lawful  Authority  to  sell  convey  &  confirm  the  abovebar- 
gained Premisses  And  y'  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times 
for  ever  hereafter  He  tile  s'' John  French  His  Heirs  Exec™ 
Admin"  to  (|uietly  have  hold  occupy  i)()ssess  &  enjoy  y*  s'' 
Premisses  free  &.  clear  from  all  Encumbrances  whatsoever 


158  Book  XIV,  Fol.   48. 

And  furthermore  I  the  8''  Phinia.s  Jones  for  ni}'  self  Heirs 
Exee"  &  Assigns  do  covenant  it  engage  the  abovedenii.^ed 
Premisses  to  iiim  tiic  s''  John  French  His  Heirs  Exec"  & 
Assigns  ag'  the  lawful  Demand  of  me  my  Heirs  or  Assigns 
or  y«  Heirs  Exec'*  Adni"  or  Assigns  of  him  the  s''  Sam'  Care 
or  any  Person  by  or  under  either  of  us  In  Witness  whereof 
I  the  s''  Phinias  Jones  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal 
this  Ninth  Day  of  April  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven 
Hund''  &  Twenty  Nine 

Phinehas  Jones     (seai) 

Signed  Sealed  and  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  John  Drink- 
water  Samuel  t'obb 

York  ss  Falmouth  Febf  4  1729/30  Phinehas  Jones  pson- 
ally  appearing  acknowledged  y"  lustrum'  on  the  other  Side 
to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     Joshua  Moody     Just :  Pac 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rcc'  Decem'  22  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall   come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  y'  I  James  Brickell  of  the  Town  of 
Brickell       Falmouth  in  the  County  of  York   in  the  Province 
To  of  the  ]Massachusetts  Bay  in   New  England  Hus- 

Frencli  bandman  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of 
Fifty  Pounds  of  currant  Money  of  New  England 
to  me  in  Hand  j)aid  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly 
})aid  by  John  French  of  Tanton  in  the  County  of  Bristol  in 
the  Province  afores''  Dealer  the  Rec"^  whereof  I  do  hereby 
acknowledge  &  my  .self  there  with  full}'  satisfied  &  content- 
ed &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  iSi  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate 
ac(iuit  &  discharge  him  the  s''  John  French  His  Heirs  Exec" 
&  Adniin'^  for  &  ever  and  by  these  Presents  have  giving 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by 
these  Presents  do  freel}'  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bar- 
gain sell  aliene  conve}'  &  confirm  unto  liim  the  s''  John 
French  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Tract  of  Land 
containing  Twenty  Three  Acres  Thirteen  Acres  lying  by 
the  Land  w'="  the  John  French  bought  of  s"*  Brickell  before 
&  One  Ten  Acre  Lot  not  yet  laid  out  w'-''  the  s'"  Brickell 
[bouyht]  of  Joseph  Cromell  One  of  the  Town  Inhabitants 
And  Half  the  next  Division  of  One  Town  Right  the  Town 
Vote  being  One  Hundred  Acres  to  One  Right  lying  &  being 
in  y  Township  of  Falmouth  which  Land  I  bought  of  Joseph 
Enn'rson  &  Joshua  Cromell  w''  was  entitled  to  it  b}'  Virtue 
of  their  Town  Rights  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  the  s'^  grant- 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  49.  15!l 

ed  &  bargaini'd  Preinisse.s  witliall  tlie  Appurecs  Priviledges 
&  Couioditii's  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  Ways  apper- 
tiiining  to  liini  the  s''  John  French  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  To  His  own  proper  Use  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  James 
Brickell  for  my  self  his  Heirs  ExeC^  Admin"  do  covenant 
promise  &  gi-ant  to  &  witii  Him  the  s''  Jolin  French  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  And  before  Ensealing  hereof  that  I  am  the 
true  &  sole  owner  of  the  above  bargained  Premisses  as  far 
[as]  the  Town  Rights  whereunto  I  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this 
tile  Twenty  First  of  April  in  the  Year  of  Lord  (ukI  1729  <.Vi 
in  the  2  Year  of  the  Keiirn  of  our  Sovereiifn  Lord  Georjie 
the  Second  by  the  Grace  of  God  of  Great  Britain  France  & 
Ireland  Kind  Defender  of  the  Faith — Further  to  be  under- 
stood that  I  James  Brickell  do  promise  to  warrant  iSI;  defend 
it  from  me  my  [Heirs]  Exec"  Admin™  forever 

James  Brickell      (Seal) 
Sealed  in  Presence  of  us  Often  Boardman  Stephen  Coflin 
York  ss/Falm°  Feb'y  4"^"  1729/30  James  Brickel  psonally 
ai^pearing  acknowledged  the  Instrument  on   the  other  Side 
to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor  :  Joshua  Moody     Just :  Pac 
A  true  Copy  of  tiie  Original  Rec'  Dec'  22  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Kn(jw  ye  that  I  Elijah    Glezen  of  Falmouth  in 
Gleezen      the  County  of  York  in  tlie   Province  of  the  Massa- 
To  chusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Husbandman  for  & 

French  i^  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Thirty  Pounds  in 
Money  to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  of 
these  Presents  to  my  full  Satisfaction  by  John  FrencTi  of 
Falmouth  in  the  Count}'  of  York  &  Province  aboves''  Cord- 
wainer  have  given  granted  sold  &  confirmed  &  do  by  these 
Presents  give  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  unto  Him 
the  s*  John  French  His  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain 
Hundred  Acre  Lot  that  is  undivided  lielonging  to  a  Town 
Right  of  Thomas  Dier  &  now  belonging  to  tlie  aboves''  Gle- 
zen the  aboves''  Hundred  Acres  Lot  with  all  the  Priviledges 
&  Appurces  free  t&  clear  to  the  aboves''  French  &  His  Heirs 
(.t  Assigns  for  ever  To  have  and  to  hold  by  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  free  i^  clear  to  him  it  his  Heirs  for  ever  And  I  the 
s''  Elijah  Glazen  do  waiTant  secure  &  defend  from  me  the  s'' 
Glezen  my  Heirs  [49]  &  Assigns  for  ever  &  from  all  y<= 
lawful  Claims  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whomsoever  by 
from  or  under  me  unto  him  the  aboves''  -John   French  his 


160  Book  XIV,  Fol.  49. 

Heirs  Exec"  &  Admiii'^  &  Assigns  for  ever  In  AVitness 
whereof  I  the  s<'  Glezen  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal 
this  Third  Day  of  December  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Nine  &  in  tiie  Third  Year  of  his 
Maj^y*  Reign  George  the  Second  &c 

Elijah  Gleezcn      (Scai) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence   of  Edward  Car- 
penter James  Knap 

York  ss/Falm"  June  m"'  1730.  Tiien  Elijah  Gleezen  ap- 
peared &  acknowledged  the  Instrum'  on  the  other  side  to  be 
his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor  :  Joshua  Moody  Just  Pac 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rcc''  Decern'  22.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


"o 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents   shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  James  Brickie  of  Falmouth  in 
Brickie     the  Couiity  of  York  &    Province  of  the  Massachus- 
To  etts  Bay  in  New  England   Trader  for  &  in  Consid- 

Frencli  eration'of  the  Sum'of  Fifty  Five  Pounds  lawful 
Money  of  New  England  to  me  in  Hand  well  i^  truly 
p'^  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  by  John  French  of  Falmouth 
in  the  County  &  Province  afores''  the  Receit  whereof  I  do 
hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  & 
contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do 
exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  the  s''  John  French  his  Heirs 
Exec"'*  Admin"  &  Assigns  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  & 
confii-med  &  by  these  Presents  do  give  grant  liargain  sell 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  to  the  afores''  ,Joim  FrcMich  his 
Heirs  ExeC^  Admin''*  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  my  Right  & 
Title  of  in  &  unto  One  whole  Right  &  Title  of  Lands  grant- 
ed unto  me  by  the  Town  of  Falmouth  with  all  the  Priviied- 
ges  &  Ajjpurces  thereto  belonging  as  may  ajtpear  by  the 
Town  Records  of  Falmouth  only  excepting  out  of  s''  aix)\e- 
granti'd  Right  for  my  own  Use  &  Benctit  for  ever  The  Acre 
Lot  &  Thirty  Acre  Lot  W''  is  already  laid  out  by  s''  Town 
as  Part  of  the  s''  Town  Right  abovementioned  And  further 
I  the  s''  James  Brickie  do  covenant  &  engage  to  &  with  the 
said  John  French  his  Heirs  Exec'^  &c  that  I  will  warrant  the 
abovebargained  Premisses  (Saving  the  Thirty  Acre  &  One 
Acre  Lot  reserved  above)to  him  the  s''  John  French  His  Heirs 
Exec"'^  Admiii'^  &  Assigns  forever  against  the  lawful  Claims 
or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  claiming  any  Right 
to  the  Premisses  by  from  or  under  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  Ad- 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  49.  161 

111111"^=  or  Assigns  for  ever  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  here- 
unto set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  24'"  Day  of  March  Anno 
Domini  1729/30  Furthermore  it  is  to  be  understood  that 
I  the  s''  James  Briclvle  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"*  Adinin"^^ 
&  Assigns  do  covenant  &  engage  to  &  with  the  s"*  John 
French  that  He  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin''^  &  Assigns  sliall  for 
ever  hereafter  peaceably  &  (|uictly  have  &  enjoy  all  my 
Kight  Title  &  Interest  in  One  Acre  Lot  of  Land  granted  un- 
to Joseph  Emerson  of  Falni"  by  s''  Town  of  Falm"  as  may 
appear  by  the  Records  of  s''  Town  Reference  thereto  being 
had  the  w<^"  Acre  Lot  I  purcluised  of  s'*  Josejih  Emerson  as 
may  appear  by  his  Deed  to  me  the  s''  Lot  not  being  already 
laid  out :  In  Witness  to  the  Truth  of  the  foregoing  Deed  I 
have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Twenty  Fourth  Day 
of  March  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  & 
Twenty  Nine  Thirty  Anno(i  Regni  Reiris  Gcorgii  Secundi 
Tertio  James  Brickell     (Seai) 

Signed  Seal'  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Cornelius  Ben- 
net  Edmund  Mountfort 

Yorkss/Falni°  March  24"'  1729/30  James  Brickie  pson- 
ally  appeared  &  acknowledged  the  above  Instrum'  to  be  his 
free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     Joshua  Moody     Just:  Pac 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'^  Decem"'*22.  1730 

Attest     Jos:   Moody     Rcgi^ 


To  all   Christian   People  to   whom   these  Presents   shall 
come  I  Richard  Smith  of  Biddeford  in  tlic  County 
Smith  of  York  in    the   Province  of  the    Massach'*  Bay  in 

To  New  England  Husbandman    sends  Greeting  Know 

Gordon  yc  that  the  said  Richard  Smith  for  &  in  Consider- 
ation of  the  Sum  of  Twenty  Five  Pounds  currant 
Money  of  New  England  to  liim  in  Hand  ))aid  before  the  En- 
sealing &  Delivery  of  these  Presents  by  Joscj)!!  Cordon  of 
Biddeford  afores^  Yeoman  y«  Rccoit  whereof  to  full  Con- 
tent &  Satisfaction  he  the  s''  Richard  Smith  doth  b\'  these 
Presents  acknowledge  &  thereof  c'i  of  evtny  Part  &  Parcel 
thereof  for  himself  his  Heirs  p^xoc"  &  Admin'"  doth  acijuit 
exonerate  &  discharge  the  s''  Joseph  Gordon  his  Heirs 
ExeC^'  &  Admin"  &  every  of  them  for  ever  by  these  Pres- 
ents &  for  divers  other  good  Causes  &  Considerations  liim 
hereunto  moving  He  the  s''  Riciiard  Smith  hatii  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  &  conveyed  &  confirmed 
&  by  these  Presents  doth  fully  freely  clearly  &  absolutely 
give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  enfeoffe  convey  &  confirm  un- 


162  Book  XIV,  Fol.  49. 

to  the  s''  Joseph  Gordon  his  Heirs  Exec"^'*  Admin"  &  Assigns 
for  ever  a  certain  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Marsh  situate  lying  & 
being  at  Little  River  in  this  Town  of  Biddcford  ufores''  con- 
taining Five  Acres  which  Ljind  or  Salt  Marsh  was  granted 
by  a  Town  Meeting  at  M'  Thomas  Williams  [House]  July 
1().  11)61.  as  b}'  the  Town  &  County  Records  Mill  more  fully 
appear  W^''  Land  is  next  adjoyning  to  the  Land  granted  the 
same  Day  to  Ralfe  Trustruni  or  however  otherwise  butted  & 
bounded  or  reputed  to  be  bounded  Together  w"'  all  such 
Rights  Liberties  Imnumities  Profits  Privilcdges  Coniodities 
Emoluments  &  Appurces  as  in  any  Kind  appertain  thereun- 
to with  the  Reversions  &  Remainders  thereof  yVnd  all  the 
Estate  Right  Title  Interest  Inheritance  Pro})erty  Possession 
Claim  &  Demand  whatsoever  of  him  the  s''  Richard  Smith 
of  in  &  to  the  same  or  any  Part  thereof  To  have  and  to  hold 
all  the  abovegranted  Premisses  witli  all  &  singular  the  Ap- 
purces thereof  unto  the  s''  Joseph  Gordon  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  To  his  &  their  own  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Be- 
hoof for  ever  And  the  s'*  Richard  Smith  for  himself  his  Heirs 
Exec™  &  Admin"  doth  hereby  covenant  promise  &  gi"ant  & 
agree  to  &  with  the  s''  Joseph  Gordon  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
in  Manner  &  Form  following  (That  is  to  say)  that  at  the 
Time  of  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of  these  Presents  He  the 
s'l  Richard  Smith  is  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the 
above  bargained  Premisses  &  stands  lawfully  seized  thereof 
in  his  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  perfect  indefeisabie  Es- 
table  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  having  in  himself  full 
Power  good  Right  &  lawful  Authority  to  sell  &  dispose  of 
the  same  in  Manner  as  afores'^  And  that  the  s''  Joseph  Gor- 
don his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  hence  forth  forever 
lawfulh'  peaceably  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  occupv  possess 
&  enjo3'  the  abovegranted  Premisses  with  the  Appurces 
thereof  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  acquitted  &  discharg- 
ed of  &  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former  &  other  Gifts 
Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Joyntures  Dowers 
Jugments  Executions  Entails  Forfietures  &  of  &  from  all 
other  Titles  Troubles  Charges  &  Encumbrances  whatsoever 
had  made  comitted  done  or  suffed  to  be  done  by  the  s''  Rich- 
ard Smith  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  at  any  Time  or  Times  before 
the  Ensealing  &  Delivery-  hereof  And  farther  the  s''  Richard 
Smith  doth  covenant  promise  bind  &  oblige  himself  his 
Heirs  Exec'^  Admin"  from  henceforth  &  for  ever  hereafter 
to  warrant  &  defend  all  the  abovegranted  Premisses  &  the 
Appurces  thereof  unto  tiie  said  Joseph  (njrdon  his  Ht'irs  & 
Assigns  against  all  lawful  Claims  it  Demands  whatsoe\er 
And  at  any  Time  or  Times  hereafter  to  give  &  pass  such  fur- 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   50.  I(i3 

ther  &  ample  Assurance  &  Coiifii'ination  of  the  Preinissos 
unto  tile  s''  Josi'pli  Gordon  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  as 
in  Law  or  equity  can  be  reasonably  devised  advised  or  re- 
(juirod.  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s*'  Richard  Smith  have 
hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Sixth  Day  of  October  in 
the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj'>'  Reiiiii  Anno(|  Domini  1730 
Richard  Smith  his  Markx  (seal) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  John  Gray 
John  Frost  Richard  Stimson  his  Markx 

(Endorsed)  Mary  Smith  her  Markx      (seal) 
York  ss  Biddeford  October  (?.  ]1'.W    Then  a|)pcared  Hicii- 
ard  Smith  tt  M:iry  his  Wife  &  acknowledged  this  within  In- 
strument or    Deed   of  Sale  to  to  be  their  free  &  volunary 
Act  &  Deed 

Cor     John  (iray     Just  Pac' 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Decem'  22.  ll'M) 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Reg'' 


[50]      Know  ail   Men   by  these  Presents  that  I  Richard 
Smith  of  Biddeford  in  the  County  of  York  within 
Smith       the  Province    of    the    Massachusetts    Bay   in  New 
To  England    Husbandman    am  holden   &  stund  firmly 

(iordoii  bound  lit  obliged  unto  Joseph  Gordon  of  s''  Bid- 
deford in  the  County  afores''  Yeoman  in  tlii^  fuUc'c 
just  Sum  of  One  Hundred  Pounds  currant  Money  of  New 
P^ngland  to  be  paid  unto  the  s''  Joseph  Gordon  or  his  cer- 
fciin  Attorney  Heirs  Exec™  &  Admin™  to  the  true  Payment 
well  &  truly  to  be  made  I  bind  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  and 
Admin"  firmly  by  these  Presents  Sealed  with  my  Seal  Dat- 
ed the  Sixth  Day  of  October  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the 
Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  King  of 
Great  Britain  France  t'i  Ireland  Defender  of  the  Faitli  &c 
Anno(|  Domini  ll'M) — The  ( "onditions  of  this  present  Obli- 
gation is  such  that  if  the  aboveboimden  Richard  Smith  his 
Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin™  shall  &  doth  warrant  secure  &  de- 
fend a  certain  Tra<'t  or  Parcel  of  Salt  Marsh  sold  to  the 
abovenamed  .loseph  Gordon  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  also 
from  any  other  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  by 
these  Presents  containing  Five  Acres  boundi^d  or  reputed  to 
be  bounded  as  by  a  Deed  bearing  even  Date  with  these  Pres- 
ents w^"  Marsh  is  lying  &  being  in  Biddeford  afores''  Kcfcr- 
ence  being  had  to  the  Town  iM  County  Records  shall  fully 
appear  that  then    this    present    Obligation    to  be  void  tt  of 


164  Book  XIV,  Fol.   50. 

none    Effect   otherwise    to  stand   &   remain    in  full  Force 
Strength  &  Virtue  his 

Richard  Smith  X   (seai) 

mafk 

Siijned  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  usRicha''  Stim- 

his 

son  X       John  Frost 

York  ss/Biddeford  Octob'  (?.  1730  Then  appeared  Rich'i 
Smith  &  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  or  obligation 
or  Bond  to  be  his  free  &  voUintary  Act  c^  Deed 

Cor     John  Gray     Just:  Pacis 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec*  Dec'  22.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know   ye  That  I  Nathanael  Ramsdal  of 
Nathi  Ranisaai    York  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province 
to  of  the    INIassachusetts    Bay    in    New  England 

•Jolin  Liuscott  Ycoman  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of 
Sixty  Five  Pounds  to  nie  in  Hand  before  the 
Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  John  Linscot  of  York 
afores''  Yeoman  in  good  pul)iiek  Bills  of  Credit  on  the  Prov- 
ince aboves''  the  Receipt  wiiereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge 
&  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  & 
of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  ac(|uit  &  dis- 
charge Him  the  said  John  Linscot  His  Heirs  Exec"^*  &  Ad- 
min"^ for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargain- 
ed sold  aliened  conveyed  &  contirmed  &  by  these  Presents 
do  freelv  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene 
convey  &■  confirm  unto  Him  the  s''  John  Linscot  His  Heirs 
&  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate 
lying  ct  being  in  the  Township  of  York  containing  Three 
acres  &  one  Quarter  of  an  acre  Bounded  as  follows  viz  Be- 
ginning at  the  North  East  C'orner  of  s''  John  Linscot  Home 
Lot  being  a  white  oak  &  runs  South  South  East  Half  a 
Point  East  Twelve  Rods  by  my  own  Land  to  a  white  Oak 
Stake  in  the  Ground  &  then  South  West  Forty  Four  Rods 
by  s''  Ramsdals  Land  to  the  Way  that  goeth  up  to  Bricksam 
&  then  by  s''  Way  North  West"  Twelve  Rods  to  the  South 
East  Corner  of  John  Smiths  Land  &  then  North  East  partly 
by  s''  John  Smith's  Land  &  partly  by  s''  John  Linscots  Land 
to  the  Tree  began  at  It  being  Part  of  the  Land  I  live  on 

To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses 
with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  &  Comodities  to  the  same 
belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  To  him  the  s''  John 


o 


Book    XJV,  Fol.   50.  1(55 

Linscot  His  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  liis  &  tlieir  only 
l)ropL'r  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  And  I  the  said  N;i- 
thanael  Ranisdal  for  myself  ni}'  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"^'  do 
covenant  promise  &  Grant  to  &  with  him  the  s'^  John  Lin- 
scot His  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof 
I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  abovebargained 
Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in 
mine  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  perfect  &  absolute  Estate 
of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right 
full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey 
&  confirm  s'  bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  afores''  And 
that  He  the  s''  John  Linscot  His  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  and 
may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  forever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  (jui- 
otly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  and  enjoy  the  s''  demised 
&  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  and 
freely  &  clearly  acquitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from 
all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts  (xrants  Bargains 
Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowers 
Judgments  Executions  or  Encumbrances  of  what  Name  or 
Natiu'e  soever  that  might  in  any  Measure  or  Degree  obstruct 
or  make  void  this  present  Deed.  Furthermore  I  the  s''  Na- 
than' Ramsdal  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  do 
covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  to  him  the 
s''  John  Linscot  His  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful 
Clauns  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever 
for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Pres- 
ents. In  Witness  whereof  I  liave  hereunto  set  my  Hand  tVi 
Seal  the  Twenty  Eighth  Day  of  April  Anno  Domini  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  One  &  in  the  Fourth 
Year  of  the  Reign  of  his  Maj"  King  George  y''  Second  1731. 

Nathaniel  Ramsdal     (seai) 

Signed  sealed  &  delivered  in  y  Presence  of  us  Jos : 
Moody     Lucy  Moody 

York  ss/x\pril  26.  1731  Then  appeared  Nathaniel  Rams- 
dal abovenamed  &  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be 
his  Act  &  Deed         Before  me     Jos:  Moody     .lus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Orig'  Receiv'i  Aj)ril  28,  17;51 

Attest     Jos :  Moodv     Reg'^ 


1(5G  Book  XIV,  Fol.  50. 

To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know   3a'    that  I  Kobcrt  Manson  of  Scarhor- 
Monsuu       oLigh  in  the  County  of  Yt)rk  in  in  the  Province  of 
To  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Yeoman 

Hill  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  One  Hun- 

dred &  Sixteen  Pounds  in  Bills  of  Credit  of  j"" 
Province  afores'^  to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof 
well  &  truly  paid  by  Joseph  Hill  Es(j'  of  Wells  in  the  Coun- 
ty afores'' — the  Receipt  wliereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  & 
myself  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  tliereof  &  of 
every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge 
Him  the  said  Joseph  Hill  his  Heirs  Exec'^  &  Admin"  for 
ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold 
aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  free- 
ly fully  it  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  & 
confirm  unto  Him  the  said  Joseph  Hill  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  a  certiiin  Tract  of  Land  situate  &  being  in  Wells 
afores'^  containing  One  Hundred  Acres  Be2;innin<i  at  the 
Foot  of  some  of  the  old  Lots  formerly  granted  to  AVheel- 
wright  Storer  or  Symonds  &  so  running  down  toward  the 
Head  of  the  Old  Town  Lots  having  Josejih  Getchels  Land 
upon  the  South  Side  &  Daniel  Morisons  Land  upon  the 
North  Side  allowing  a  Road  of  Four  Rods  wide  next  to  s'' 
Morrisons  Land  &  thus  to  run  till  the  aforementioned  (Quan- 
tity of  Land  is  comj)leated  upon  a  South  South  East  Course 
on  each  Side  ;  as  will  more  fully  appear  Reference  being  Had 
unto  the  Return  of  the  Place  given  by  the  Lot  layer  bearing 
e(iual  Date  with  these  Presents  &  also  all  the  Comon  Right 
or  Rights  beloniiinii'  thereto  &  furthermore  likewise  all  the 
Right  Title  or  Interest  that  I  the  s''  Robert  Munson  have  or 
ought  have  in  &  to  some  Land  given  formerly  in  Addition 
to  the  afores''  One  Hundred  Acri's  &  adjovning  unto  s'' 
Hundred  Acres  I  do  likewise  hereby  sell  convey  &  confirm 
to  the  said  Joseph  Hill  his  Heirs  Executors  &  Administra- 
tors for  ever 

To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses 
with  all  the  Ajtpurces  Priviledges  &  Coinodities  to  the  same 
belonging  or  in  an}'  wise  aj)pertaining  to  Him  the  said  Jo- 
seph Hill  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  tt  their  only 
proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  forever  And  I  the  said  Holiert 
Manson  for  me  my  Heirs  Exi'C'^  &  Adm™  do  covenant  jii'oni- 
ise  &  grant  to  iSi  with  the  said  Joscj)h  Hill  His  Heirs  ^^  As- 
signs that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  & 
lawful  owner  of  the  abovebargainod  Premisses  &  am  lawful- 
ly seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  my  own  pro]ier  Right 
as  a  s>(i"d  [)fect  &  absohiti'  Estjite  of  Inheritani'c  in  Fet'siin- 


Book    XIV,   Fol.    ol.  l(w 

l)le  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  l<;  lawful  Au- 
thority' to  gi'unt  bargiiin  sell  convey  &  eontirni  .s''  bargainerl 
Premisses  in  Manner  as  afores''  And  y'  the  s*  Joseph  Hill 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at 
all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  lawfullj'^  peaceably  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  occupy 
possess  &,  enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with 
the  Apjnu'ces  free  &  cleai-  &  freely  &  clearly  ac(]uitted  ex- 
onerated &  discharged  of  from  all  &  [51]  all  Planner  of 
former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bai'gains  Sales  Leases  JMort- 
gages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Execu- 
tions or  Incumbrances  of  what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that 
might  in  any  Measun;  or  Degree  obstruct  or  make  void  this 
l)resent  Deed.  Furthermore  I  the  s'^  Robert  Manson  for  my 
self  my  Heirs  Exec"^^  <&.  Admin'^  do  covenant  &  engage  the 
above  demised  Premisses  to  Him  the  said  Josei)h  Hill  his 
Heirs  and  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of 
any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  war- 
rant secure  &  Defend  by  these  Presents — And  likewise  I 
Abigail  the  Wife  of  Robert  ^Manson  do  hereby  freely  &  vol- 
untarily give  up  &  surrender  all  my  Right  of  Dower  &  Pow- 
er of  Thirds  unto  the  s''  Joseph  Hill  his  Heirs  Plxec"^*  &  Ad- 
min"' for  ever  in  &  to  all  &  every  Part  &  Parcel  of  the 
abovedemised  Premisses  In  Witness  whereof  &  of  all  &  ev- 
ery Part  of  the  above  written  Deed  we  have  hereunto  set 
our  Hands  &  Seals  this  Fourteenth  Day  of  Xovemljer  in  the 
Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj'^y*  Reign  Annocj  Domini  1730 

Robert  Munson      (seal) 

Robert  Munson  signed  sealed  &  delivered  in  Presence  of 
us  Samuel  Jefferds  Nicholas  Cole  Joseph  Taylcr 

York  ss/Wells  November  14.  1730  Robert  Munson  i)son- 
ally  ajjpeared  before  me  the  Subscriber  One  of  his  Maj'"* 
Justices  of  the  Peace  for  s<'  County  &  acknowledged  the 
within  written  Deed  or  Instrument  in  Writing  to  be  his  vol- 
untary Act  &  Deed  John  AVheelwright 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Jan'^y  .s.  173(1 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Rcg^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greeting 

I'tc  Know  ye  that  I   James  Spinney  of  Kittery  in 

Spinn.'y      the  County  of  York  within  His  M'aj'>'*  Province  of 

T"  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Cordwainer 

Witchel      ,vt  sim-y   Spinney   the    Wife  of  me    the   s'>    James 

Spinney  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Ten 

Pounds  in  currant  Money  of  New  England  to  us  in  Hand 


168  Book  XIV,  Fol.  51. 

before  y"  Ensealing  liereof  well  &  tnilv  paid  by  Jo.seph 
Mitcliel  Jun"^  of  the  same  Place  Yeoman  the  Ree'  whereof  we 
do  acknowledged  &  our  .selves  therewith  full}-  satisfied  & 
contented  &  thereof  &  of  ever}'  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do 
exonerate  ac((uit  &  discharge  the  s''  Joseph  Mitchel  his  Heirs 
Exec"  &  Admin"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by 
these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bar- 
gain sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s**  Joseph 
Mitchel  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  Tract  or  Parcel 
of  Salt  Marsh  situate  lying  &  being  within  the  Township  of 
Kittery  near  Brave  boat  Harbour  containing  about  One  Acre 
c^  Twenty  Two  Poles  be  it  more  or  less  Butted  &  bounded 
as  followeth  viz  On  the  South  by  the  River  &  on  the  East 
End  by  the  outer  Marsh  formerly  Joseph  Couches  Dec"  & 
on  the  West  End  by  William  Couches  w'=''  Parcel  or  Marsh 
was  Joseph  Couches  Dec'  the  [Grand]  father  of  me  the  s" 
Mary  Sj)inney  w^^'^  Parcel  or  JNIarsh  we  jimrhased  by  Virtue 
of  a  Division  of  the  aboves''  Josejjh  Couches  estate  ordered 
by  the  Honorable  John  Wheelwrigh  Es(f  Judge  of  the  Pro- 
bate of  Wills  &c  for  the  s**  County  of  York  bearing  Date  the 
the  Sixth  Day  of  October  Anno  Domini  1729  Reference 
there  unto  being  had  more  at  Large  may  appear  To  have  and 
to  hold  the  s"*  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the 
Appurces  Priviledges  &  Comodities  to  y«  same  belonging  or 
in  any  wise  appertaining  to  Him  the  s''  Joseph  INIitchel  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  jn-oi)er  Use 
Benefit  it  Behoof  forever  And  we  the  s''  James  Spinney 
&  Mary  my  Wife  for  us  our  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  do 
covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Joseph  Mitchell 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  P^nsealing  hereof  we  are 
the  true  sole  &  lawfull  owners  of  the  al)ove  bargained  Prem- 
isses &  are  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  our 
proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect&  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance 
in  Fee  sim]:)le  &  have  in  our  selves  good  Right  full  Power 
&  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm 
s''  bargained  Prcmi.sses  in  Manner  as  aboves''  and  that  the  s'' 
Joseph  Mitchell  His  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time 
to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue 
of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  (|uietly  have  hold  use 
occui)y  jjossess  &  enjoy  the  said  demised  &  bargained  Prem- 
isses with  the  Appurces  free  &clear  &  freely  &  clearly  ac- 
quitted exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of 
former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mort- 
gages Wills  Entails  Joyntures  -ludgments  Executions  In- 
cumbrances &  Extents  whatsoever  Furthermore  We  the  said 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  ol.  l(i;t 

James  Spinney  &  Mary  my  Wife  for  oiir  selves  our  Heirs 
Exec"*  and  Admin"'*  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised 
Premisses  to  him  the  said  Joseph  Mitchel  His  Heirs  &  As- 
signs against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person 
or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure 
&  defend  In  Witness  whereof  We  have  hereunto  set  our 
Hands  &  Seals  this  Eighteenth  Day  of  March  Anno  Domini 
One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Nine  Thirty  &  in 
the  Tiiird  Year  of  v'^  Keiffn  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  Geor<>:e 
the  Second  over  Great  Britain  itc  King 
James  Spinney   (Seal)  The  Mai'k  X  of  Mary  Spinney  (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv''  in  Presence  of  us  John  Gerrish 
The  ^lark  of  X  Jeremiah  Si)inney 

-lames  Spinney  &  his  Wife  Mary  S})inney  ap[)eared  before 
me  y  Subscriber  One  of  liis  Maj'^^  Justices  of  tlie  Peace 
&  acknowledged  the  above  written  Instrument  to  be  y" 
free  Act  &  Deed  this  18'"  of  March  172!V30 

John  Plaisted  Jus:  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC*  Decem'  23.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 

Kittery  June  12  1730 
Measured  it  laid  out  to  Josei)h  Mitchell  Jun"^  One  Acre  & 
Twenty  Two  Pole  of  Salt  Marsh  at  Brave  bote  Harbour  w'^'' 
He  purchased  of  James  Spinney  as  p  his  Deed  Dated  the 
18""  Day  of  March  1729/.HO  Beginning  at  the  South  East 
Corner  of  s''  Piece  of  Marsh  Thence  North  &  bv  East  Seven- 
teen Pole  Then  AVest  North  West  Eleven  Pole  Then  South 
South  West  to  the  River  &  along  by  the  River  to  the  first 
Beginning  j)  Withers  Berry  Surveyor 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  Decem''  23  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these   Presents   shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  3e  that  I  John  Gibbson  of  Boston  in  the 
Gibbson     Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 
'ff  land  Sailor  for  divers  good  Causes  &  Considerations 

Fletchfi-  i„(.  moving  thereunto  but  especially  for  iSc  in  Con- 
sideration of  Fifty  Acres  of  Land  [situate]  in  the 
Town  of  Arundale  ct  County  &  Province  afores''  made  over 
to  me  by  my  Uncle  Pendleton  Fletcher  of  AVintcr  Harbour 
in  y"  County  of  York  &  Province  afores"'  iiave  remised  re- 
leased &  for  ever  (juit  claimed  it  by  these  Presents  for  ni}' 
self  my  Heirs  Fxec"  &  Admin"  do  fully  chjarly  &  absolute- 
ly remise  release  Ot  forever  (juit  claim  unto  the  aboves''  Pen- 


170  Book  XIV,  Fol.  52. 

dletoii  Flotchfi-  in  his  full  &  peaceable  Poses.sion  &  Seizin  & 
to  his  Heirs  t^-  Assigns  for  ever  all  such  Right  Estate  Title 
Interest  &  Demand  whatsoever  as  I  y"  s^  John  Gibson  ever 
had  or  ought  to  have  of  in  or  to  all  &  singular  y  Lands  of 
Pendleton  Fletcher  my  (jrand  father  deceas''  coiTionly  known 
by  Name  of  Pendleton's  Neck  Wood  Island  &Gibbins  Island 
lying  &  being  at  Winter  Harbour  in  the  County  of  York 
with  all  the  Privileges  &  Api)urces  thereunto  belonging  with 
all  other  the  Real  Estiite  of  the  aboves"  Pendleton  Fletcher 
my  (Jrandfather  To  have  and  to  hold  to  him  the  aboves'^ 
Pendleton  Fletcher  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  & 
their  only  Use  &  Behoofs  So  that  I  the  aboves''  John  Gibson 
nor  any  of  my  Heirs  nor  any  other  Person  or  Persons  by 
from  or  under  me  or  in  my  Name  &  Stead  by  any  way  or 
Means  hereafter  have  claim  challenge  or  Demand  hereafter 
any  Estate  Right  Title  or  Interest  of  in  or  to  the  same  or 
any  Part  or  Parcel  thereof  but  from  all  iS:  every  Action 
Right  Estate  Title  Interest  &  Demand  of  in  or  to  the  Prem- 
isses shall  be  utterly  excluded  &  forever  debarred  by  these 
Presents  [52]  And"  INIary  Gibson  the  Wife  of  John  Gibson 
do  freely  &  voluntarily  give  &  yield  up  to  the  s''  Pendleton 
Fletcher ;  all  their  Right  of  Dower  &  Power  of  Thirds  of  in 
or  to  the  Premisses  In  Witness  &  for  Confirmation  of  all 
abovewritten  we  have  hereunto  affixed  our  Hand  &  Seals 
this — Day  of  December  in  the  Third  Year  of  the  Reign  of 
our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  King  of  Great  Brit- 
ain France  &  Ireland  &c  &  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  1729 

John  CJibson      (Seal) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of 

John  ]\Iarch  )       i     .     i.i     at 
■unn  X'  t.      ""'v  to  the  Men 

W'"  ^ugent  ) 

Biddeford  Dee'  the  l)'"  172U.     York  ss/This  Day  psonal- 

Iv  aiiiicarcd  John   Gibson    &  acknowledged  this  within  (juit 

Claim  to  be  his  free  &  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Cor  me     John  Tiray     Jus:  Pac^ 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Deccmly  2o  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg" 


To  all  People  to  whom  these   Presents  shall  come  George 

Walker  of  Portsmouth  in  New  Ilampsf  in  New  Eng- 

WalktT     liind  (rent — sendetii   Greeting  Know  ye  that  the  s'' 

'fo  George  Walker  for  i^  in   Consideration   of  the  Sum 

Bolter       of  Five  Hundred  Pounds  currant  ]\Ioney  to  him  in 

Hand  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  \yell 

&   truly   paid    by    Nathaniel  Bolter  of   Hampton    in    New 


Book  XIV,   Fol.   52.  171 

Hani|)s'^  aforcs''  Husbandman  the  Rcccit  wlicrcof  to  full  Sat- 
isfaction the  s''  George  Walker  doth  hereby  acknowledge 
hath  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  convey- 
ed &  confirmed  and  by  these  Presents  doth  freely  full3'  & 
cleai'ly  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  enfeofle  convey  &  con- 
firm unto  Him  the  s<'  Nathan'  Bolter  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  One  Hundred  Acres  of  Upland  &  Fifty  Acres  of  Marsh 
Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the  Town  of  Scarborough  in 
the  County  of  York  in  New  England  being  butted  &  bound- 
ed as  followeth  viz  The  Salt  Marsh  Land  is  bounded  by 
Marsh  Land  of  John  Sawyer  &  Benjamin  York  on  One  Side 
&  on  the  North  Easterly  Side  by  a  Creek  called  &  known 
by  the  Name  of  the  Mill  Creek  &  so  to  lie  on  the  s''  Saw- 
yers &  Yorks  INIarsh  &  by  the  s''  Creek  to  be  measured  out 
&  fully  made  up  Fifty  Acres  of  Salt  Marsh  Land  the  Up- 
land being  bounded  on  the  Head  or  One  Side  on  the  afores'' 
Fifty  Acres  of  Marsh  Land  &  by  the  Creek  called  the  Mill 
Creek  af ores'' :  And  on  another  Side  from  the  Creek  to  run 
Westerly  One  Hundred  Poles  and  then  that  Breadth  from 
the  Creek  uj)  by  the  s''  Creek  until  One  Hundred  Acres  arc 
fully  measured  &  made  up  Together  with  all  the  Priviledges 
to  the  s'^  Land  &  Marsh  aforcs''  belonging  or  in  any  wise  ap- 
pertaining To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  One  Hundred  Acres 
of  up  Land  &  Fifty  Acres  of  Marsh  Land  &  all  &  singular 
the  Priviledges  &  Appurces  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any 
Ways  appertiiining  unto  Him  the  s''  Nathan' Bolter  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  tiieir  t)\vn  proper  Use  &  I'ses 
from  hence  forth  tt  for  ever  And  the  s"'  George  Walker  doth 
hereby  avouch  himself  to  be  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of 
all  the  before  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  &  at  the  Time 
of  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  stands  seized  of  the  same 
in  Fee  &  hath  good  Eight  tull  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to 
sell  &  dispose  of  the  same  in  Manner  &  Form  afores''  And 
that  it  shall  &  may  be  lawful  to  &  for  the  s*  Nathanael  Bol- 
ter his  Heirs  &  Assigns  from  henceforth  &  for  ever  lawfully 
j)eaceably  >.t  ([uietly  to  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  and  en- 
joy all  the  before  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  free  & 
clear  &  clearly  exonerated  ae(|uitted  &  discharged  off  &  from 
all  former  &  other  Gifts  Grants  Leases  Dowries  Titles  Trou- 
bles Claims  &  Demands  whatsoever  And  further  the  s" 
George  Walker  for  himself  his  Heirs  Exec."  &  Admin"^"  doth 
covenant  &  agree  to  &  with  Him  the  s''  Nathaniel  Bolter  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  That  the}'  will  warrant  &  defend  unto  the 
s''  Nathan'  Bolter  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  all' the  befoi-e  granted 
&  bargained  Premisses  &  its  Appurces  against  the  lawful 
Claims  &  Demands  of  all  Persons  whomsoever   for  ever  by 

Buuk    XIV    12 


172  Book  XIV,  Fol.  o2. 

tlu's,.  Presents  Also  Mary  y"  Wifcof  the  ,s'i  Gcorjic,  Walker 
dotli  by  these  Presents  give  yield  up  &  surrender  all  her 
Right  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  Thirds  of  in  &  unto  all  the  be- 
fore granted  &  bargained  Premisses  unto  him  the  s''  Nathan' 
Bolter  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  In  Witness  whereof 
they  thi^  s''  George  Walker  &  Mary  his  Wife  hath  hereunto 
set  their  Hands  &  iSeals  this  Tentli  Day  of  Ai)ril  Anno 
Domini  1730  Geo:  Walker     (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Cyphrian 
Jeffry  flames  Jeffry 

Province  of  New  Ilamps"^  Portsm"  Ajml  10"'  1730  Then 
Caj)'  George  Walker  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument 
to  be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     John  Penhallow     ,Ius  :   P* 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Kec''  Decemb'  31.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  People  unto  whom   this  |)resent  Deed  of  Sale  shall 
come  Samuel  Jordan  of  Biddeford  in  the  County 
Jordan        „f  York  &  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in 
To  New  England  Esij'  sends  Greeting  Whereas  Anne 

Fitch  Phillii)s  Wife  &  Attorney  of  William  Phillips  Mar- 
iner Sarah  Phillips  Spinster  &  Deborah  Skinner 
Widow  all  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  &  Province 
aforcs'i  (w""  s'>  William  &  Sarah  are  Children  &  the  s''  Deb- 
orah was  the  Widow  of  William  Phillij)s  Dec'  wlio  was  the 
Sou  of  Maj'  William  Phillijjs  formerly  of  Boston  afores'' 
Gent  Dec'')  by  their  Deed  bearing  Date  July  31  172;i  for 
the  Consideration  thert'in  mentioned  did  grant  sell  &  confirm 
unto  AV'"  Pepperrell  Jun'  of  Kitter\'  in  tlie  County  of  York 
afores"  Es(f  all  their  Right  Estute  Title  &  Interest  Reversion 
Remainder  Property  Claim  &  Demand  whatsoever  w'^''  They 
or  either  of  them  then  had  &  were  entituled  unto  in  a  cer- 
tuin  Tract  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  Saco  alias  Bid- 
deford afores''  being  in  Length  froiu  the  Sea  Side  atA\'intej' 
Harbour  up  to  the  Rocks  called  Cap'  Sundays  Rocks  above 
Salmon  Falls  in  the  Saco  River  &  in  Breadth  from  the  AVest- 
ern  Side  of  the  s''  River  to  the  Extent  of  Saco  Townshiji  to 
the  AVcstward  &  no  further  Together  with  all  the  Privi- 
Icdges  c't  Ai)purces  thereto  belonging  And  whereas  after- 
wards the  s''  W"  Pepperrell  Jun""  by  a  good  Deed  well  exe- 
cuted in  the  Law  for  the  Consideration  therein  mentioned 
sold  &  conveyed  unto  the  s''  Sanuiel  Jordan  One  full  (Quar- 
ter or  Fourth  Part  of  ail  the  Right  Title  &  Interest  w""  He 
the  s''  AV^illiam  Pepperrell  had  &  was  entituled  to  by  Force 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  53.  173 

&  Virtue  (jf  tlic  afurercciti'd  Deed  from  the  Widow  &  Chil- 
dren of  the  s''  William  Phillips  Dec'  So  that  He  the  .s-*  Sam- 
uel Jordan  bv  Virtue  of  y^  Purehase  by  him  made  of  the  s'' 
W'"  Peppcrrcll  i.'c  otherwise  hath  good   Right  in   &  is  well 
entitled  to  ( )ne  (Quarter  Part  of  the  Lands"  w''  the  s''  Wil- 
liam Pepperrell  purchased  as  afores"*  viz  from  the  u])i)er  End 
of  the  Four  Miles    Square    of   Land    in  Saeo  or  Biddeford 
afores''  belonging  to  the  Owners  of  Saco  Mill  so  called  or 
above  Swan  Pond  Creek  to  run   up  to  Capt  Sundays  Rocks 
afores'*  Xow  Know  3'e  that  I  the  s''  Samuel  Jordan  for  &  in 
Consideration  of  the  Sum    of  Two  Hundi'ed  Seventy  Five 
Pounds  to  me  in  Hand  well  &  truly  paid  at  &  before;  the  De- 
livery of  these  Presents  by  Thomas  Fitch  of    [53]  Boston 
afores''  Es(i''  the  Rec"^   Avhereof  I   hereby  acknowledge  have 
j5        given  granted  sold  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these 
n   ^    Presents  do  give  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm 
2.  W   unto  the  s''  Thomas  Fitch  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
S.  I    ever  One  full  Quarter  or  Foiu'th  Part  of  &  in  all 
g   g    the  Lands  w'*  the  s''  W'"  Pepperrell  Jun^  purchas- 
o  ^    ed  of  the  Widow  &  Heirs  of  the  s''  AVilliam  Phillips 
g^  ""    who  was  the  Son  of  the  s''  Major  AViliiam  Phillips 
<^   ;    Dec''  abov(!  Swan   Pond   Creek  so  called   from  the 
°   2    Hl'p^'i"  ^'^"•^^  of  the  Four  Miles  S(iuare  of  Land  be- 
~;  <    lonjiinir  to  the  Owners  of  Saco  Mill  up  to  the  s'' 
c  —    Cap'  Sunda3's  Rocks  Together  with  all  &  singular 
TO  3    the    Trees    Woods    Underwoods    Rights   Members 
Waters  Streams  Water  Courses  Profits  Priviledgcs 
&  A})purces   whatsoever  thereunto  belonging  or  in 
any  wise  appertaining  &  the  Reversions  &  Remain- 
ders thereof  To    have  and  to  hold  the  s''  given  & 
granted  Land  &  Premisses  with  the  Ajjpurces  here- 
by sold  imto  the  s''  Thomas  Fitch  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs to  his  (t  their  only  sole  &  proper  Use  Benefit 
&  Behoofe  for  ever  freely  peaceably  &  (|uietly  with 
out  any  Planner  of  Reclaim  Challenge  or  Contra- 
diction to  be  had  or  made  thereto  by  me  the  s''  Sam- 
uel -Jordan  or  my  Heirs  or  the  s''  William  Pepper- 
rell Jun^  &  the  Widow  &  Children  of  the  s"  Wil- 
liam Phillips  or  their  Heirs  or  Assigns  at  any  Time 
or  Times  for  ever  hereafter  In   Witness  whereof  I 
the  s''  Samuel  Jordan  &  Olive  my  Wife  (in  Token 
of  her  free  Consent  to  these  Presents  ct  full  Relinciuishmcnt 
of  all  her  Right  of    Dower  or   Thirds    in    the  said  granted 
Premisses  with  the  xVppurces)  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands 
&  Seals  the  Thirtieth  Day  of  November  Anno  Domini  One 
Tiiousand  Seven  Hundred  iVc  Tiiirty 

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174  Book  XIV,  Fol.   53. 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Samuel 
Kneeland  Elisha  Foster 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  by  M'**  Olive  Jordan  in  Pres- 
ence of  us  Tho>*  Smith  Abigail  Willard 

Received  on  the  Day  of  the  Date  of  this  Deed  of  Thomas 
Fitch  Esq''  the  Sum  of  Two  Hundred  Seventy  Five  Pounds 
being  the  Consideration  Money  therein  mentioned 

p  me     Sam"  Jordan 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  Dec'  1  1730  Then  Sam'  Jordan  j)son- 
ally  appearing  acknowledged  the  abovewritten  Instrument 
to  be  his  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     John  Ballantinc     Just :  Pac^ 

York  ss/Feb'y  3'^'  1730  Then  appeared  M'^  Olive  Jordan 
&  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrument  to  be  her  free 
Act  &  Deed  Before  me     John  Gray     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Origin'  Rec'i  Jan-^^  IH.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 

Daniel  Forguson  of  full  Age  doth  testify  &  say  that  I  was 

with  M''  Robert  Cutt  at  his  House  near  York 

Forgusou's      River  &  He  shewed  me  the  Land  that  was  be- 

Test  tween  the  Leightons  &  himself  lie  told  me  that 

they  had  divided  &  that  the  Westerly  Side  was 

theirs  &  the  Easterly  Side  was  his  &  he  shewed  me  as  He 

said  where  the  Line  run  this  was  Anno  Domini  1729. 

York  ss/Jan'*"  l^"  1730  The  abovenamcd  Daniel  Forguson 
l)sonally  appeared  &,  made  Oath  to  all  the  above  written 
taken  in  perpetuam  Rei  Memoriam 

Before  W"  Pepperrell  j"^  Jus  Quorum  Joseph  Hill  J  : 
Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Orig''  Rec'^  under  Seal  Jan'y  8.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 

The  Deposition  of  JoJin   Gowen  of  full  Age  doth  testifie 

&  say  that  at  tiie  same  Time  when   lie  the  s''   Gow- 

Gowen's   en  did  divide  the  South  Knd  of  Long    Marsh  Fariu 

Test       between  Caj)'  John  Lcighton  &  ^P  Robert  Cutt  as  may 

ai)pcar  pthe  Draught  signed  p  s''  Gowen    y'  4"'  5"' 

T)'"  Feb'^y  1722/3   they   both   then   said    that  Caj)' Leighton 

should  have  that  Land  at  Kettery  that  they  Two  had  bought 

of    Charles    Frost  of   Boston   together  &  M'  Robert  Cutt 

should  have  as  much  out  of  Long  Marsh  Farm  as  that  was  at 

Ivittery  &  then  they  would  divide  y"  Rest   of  their  Purchase 

a<]ually  between  them   &    in   the   Year    1728/17211  I  drew  a 

Draught  of  the  upper  Part  of  Long  Alarsh  Farm  &  run  out 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  53.  175 

the  ponn — by  it  self  in  Order  to  a  Division  then  tiiey  stoppt 
So  1  a.sked  ^P  Cutt  wli}'  they  did  not  go  tlirough  &  make  an 
End  of  their  Division  M"^  Cutt  answered  me  that  lie  had 
promised  his  "Wife  that  lie  would  not  divide  with  the  Leigh- 
toiis  till  they  liad  made  up  their  Aceonipts  with  Ilim  about 
their  Partnership  for  it  was  not  yet  done  He  also  said  that 
He  j)erceived  that  the  Leightons  were  doubtful  of  his  Intent 
to  make  Joynt  Tenancy  of  their  Purehase  but  he  never  in- 
tended it  Init  wanted  to  have  them  to  make  up  their  Ac- 
coinpts  &  it  would  be  ail  easy 

York  ss/Jan^y  6  1730  the  abovenanied  John  Gowen  pson- 
ally  appeared  &  made  Oath  to  all  aliove  writtiMi — Taken  in 
l)erpt'tuam  Kei  Memoriani 

Before     W"  PeppeiTell  j'^     Jus  :  (Quorum 

Joseph  Hill     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  under  Seal  Jan'^  8  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Keg^ 

The  Deposition  of  Joseph  Ilamond  of  full  Age  testifieth  & 
saith  that  some  Time  in  the  ]\Ionth  of  February 
Hamoud's  1722/3  the  Deponent  was  in  Companv  with  Caj)' 
Test  John  Leighton  now  Dec'>  &  W  Kobcrt  Cutt  At 

the  same  Time  AP  John  (xowen  a  Surveyer  was 
present  in  order  to  make  Partition  or  Division  of  a  certain 
Tract  of  Land  &  Priv Hedges  w''  s''  Leighton  &  Cutt  Pur- 
chased in  Partnership  of  the  Heirs  of  Capt  John  Frost  of 
Boston  Dec''  &  accordingly  they  did  measure  &  make  a  Di- 
viding; Line  between  them  of  the  South  Part  of  s''  Land  >Sc 
did  measure  the  remaining  Part  in  Order  to  a  Division  of 
the  same  I  also  assisted  the  s''  Surveyor  in  making  a 
Draught  or  Plat  of  s''  Land  I  also  remember  that  M'  Cutt 
was  to  be  allowed  more  Land  than  M''  Leighton  in  Lieu  of 
some  other  Land  w'''  Leighton  had  near  his  Dwelling  I  also 
remember  that  about  Two  Years  since  I  was  present  with  the 
same  Surveyer  &  M'  Cutt  &  Mess"  John  &  Tobias  Leighton 
when  they  measured  several  Spotts  of  Meadow  within  the 
Bounds  of  s''  Land  &  the  s''  Cutt  &  Leightons  did  then  dis- 
course in  what  Manner  to  divide  the  s''  Remainder  l^  M"^ 
Cutt  then  told  me  that  He  had  no  other  Interest  nor  never 
had  but  s''  there  was  an  Accompt  between  Him  &  Cap' 
Leighton  unsettled  &  that  He  would  first  settle  s''  Accompt 
or  to  that  Puri)ose 

York  ss/Jan''>'  S.  1730  The  Honorable  Josejjh  Hamond 
Esij"^  psonalh'  appeared  &  made  Oath  to  all  above  written 
Taken  in  perjietuum  Rei  Memoriani 

Before  \V"'  Pepperrell  Jun"^  Jus  Quor  Jos:  Hill  Jus: 
Peace 


176  Book   XIV,  Fol.  54. 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec^  under  Seal  Jan'^  8.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     lieg"^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  y*"  that  I  Joseph   Preble  of  York  in  the 
Preble         County  of  York  in  the  [54]  Province  of  tlic  Mas- 
To  sachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  yeoman  For  &  in 

Moultons  Consideration  of  y"  Sum  of  fourty  pounds  good 
Bills  of  Credit  on  y"  s''  Province  to  mc  in  hand 
before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  Joseph 
Moulton  late  of  Barwick  in  y"  s''  County  Inholdcr  &  Jere- 
miah Moulton  Tertius  of  s''  York  Yeoman  Son  of  the  said 
Josejjh  Moulton  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowl- 
edge and  my  self  therewith  fully  Satisfied  &  Contented  and 
thereof  and  of  every  part  and  parcel  thereof  do  exonerate 
acquit  and  discharge  them  the  said  Joseph  Moulton  and  Jca'c- 
miah  Moulton  their  Heirs  Executors  and  Administrators  for 
ever  by  these  Presents  Have  given  granted  bargained  sold 
aliened  conveyed  and  confirmed  and  by  these  Presents  do 
freely  fully  and  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  con- 
vey and  confii'm  unto  them  the  said  Joseph  INloultoii  &  Jere- 
miah Moulton  their  Ileirs  and  Assigns  forever  that  one  full 
third  })art  of  one  Moiety  or  half  Part  of  a  Certain  Saw  Mill 
going  with  Two  Saws  Stimding  in  York  afores''  on  a  Brook 
that  Runs  into  Josias  River  which  I  bought  of  John  Wood- 
bridge  as  by  his  Deed  Dated  May  27.  1730  may  at  large  ap- 
l)ear  it  being  the  same  mill  that  was  built  in  Partnership  be- 
tween Jeremiah  ISIoulton  Escf  Joseph  Bragdon  Job  Banks 
the  said  John  Woodbridge  Lewis  Bane  iSc  JohnPrebble  To- 
gether with  one  Third  Part  of  the  Eastward  Saw  in  s''  Mill 
&  one  Third  of  one  half  of  the  Landing  Place  for  Logs  it 
Boai'ds  &  of  y"  Damm  Floom  Iron  work  iSi  of  all  the  Appur- 
ces  Priviledges  &  Conunodities  belonging  or  any  wise  ap- 
pertaining to  the  same  To  have  and  To  hold  the  said  grant- 
ed and  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  aiipurtenances  Priv- 
iledges and  Commodeties  to  }''  same  belonging  or  in  any 
wise  appertaining  to  them  the  s"*  Joseph  Moulton  lVc  Jeremiah 
Moulton  their  Ileirs  &  Assigns  forever  To  their  and  their  on- 
ly Proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  forever  And  I  the  said  Jos- 
eph Preble  for  me  my  Ileirs  Executors  and  Administrators 
do  Covenant  Promise  and  Grant  to  and  with  tiKsm  the  said 
Joseph  Moulton  &  Jeremiah  Moulton  their  Heirs  and  As- 
signs that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  True  Sole 
and  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bargained  Premisses  and  am 
Lawfully  St'ized   and   P(jssessed    of  the    Same    in  mine  own 


Book  XIV,  For,.  o4.  177 

propper  Right  as  a  Good  Perfect  and  absolute  Estate  of  Iii- 
lieritancc  in  Fee  Simple  And  have  in  my  self  good  Right 
full  Power  and  Lawful  Authority  to  Grant  Bargain  Sell  con- 
vey &  confirm  said  bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  afores'' 
And  that  the  said  Josei)h  Moulton  &,Iercmiah  Moulton  their 
Ileii's  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  and  at  all 
Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  force  &  virtue  of  these  Presents 
lawfully  Peaceably  and  Quietly  Have  hold  use  Occupy  Pos- 
sess and  Enjoy  the  said  Demised  and  bargained  Premisses 
with  the  Appurtenances  free  cvt  clear  and  freely  &  clearly 
ae(|uitted  exonerated  and  Discharged  of  from  all  and  all 
Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Mortgages  Will  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  judg- 
ments Executions  or  Ineumbbrances  of  what  Name  or  Na- 
ture soever  that  might  in  any  measure  or  degree  obstruct  or 
make  void  this  j)resent  Deed  Furthermore  I  the  said  Joseph 
Preble  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Executors  and  Administrators 
do  covenant  and  Engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  to 
them  the  said  Jose})h  Moulton  &  Jeremiah  Moulton  their 
Ilcirs  and  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of 
any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  forever  hei'eafter  to  war- 
rant secure  and  defend  by  these  Presents  In  Witness  where- 
of I  have  hereunto  set  my  hand  and  Seal  the  Thirty  first 
Day  of  December  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our 
sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  Annoq  Domini  17;5() 

Joseph  Preble      (|^^,) 

Signed  Sealed  and  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Benjamin 
Johnson  Jos  Moodey 

YorU  ss/Deccmber  3L  IT-iO  Then  appeared  -loseph  Pre- 
ble above  Named  &  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to 
be  his  Act  and  Deed 

before     Jos  :   Moodey     Jus  :   Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Dee'  ;5L  17.10 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 

To  all  People   unto   whom   this   Deed    of  Sale  shall   come 
William  Pe])i)errell  Jun'  of   Kitterv   in  the  Coun- 
I'ei.i.e.vU      ty  of  York  and  Province  of  y"  Massaciuisetts  Bay 
To  in    New    England    Es(('  &    Mary    his    wife  send 

Tyler  Greeting  Whereas  Anne  Philips  AVife    &  Attor- 

ney of  \\'illiam  Phillips  Mariner  Surah  Phillips 
Spinster  &  Dctuirah  Skinner  widow  all  of  Boston  within  the 
County  of  Suffolk  and  Province  of  y'  Massachusetts  Bay 
New  England  which  s''  William  and  Sarah  are  Children  and 
Deborah  is  Widow  of  William  Philii)s  Dec''  who  was  Son  of 
Major  William  Phillips  formerly  of  Boston  afores''  (ientle- 
Mian  D^'e'^  by  tluiir  Deed  bearing  Date  July  31.  172'J  for  the 


178  Book  XIV,  Fol.  55. 

Consideration  therein  Mentioned  did  Grant  bargain  Sell 
aliene  enfcof  release  Convey  &  Confirm  unto  the  said  Wil- 
liam Pepperrell  Jun"'  all  the  Right  Estate  Interest  Inheri- 
tance use  Possession  Projierty  Reversion  Remainder  Claim 
and  Demand  whatsoever  which  the  said  William  Phillips 
Sarah  Phillips  &  Deborah  Skinner  and  each  of  tlicni  then 
had  and  were  Intitled  unto  in  a  Certain  Tract  of  Land  sit- 
uate in  Sawco  alias  Biddeford  in  the  Eastern  parts  of  New 
England  being  in  Length  from  the  Sea  Side  at  Winter  har- 
bour up  to  the  Rocks  Called  Cap'  Sundays  Rocks  above  Sal- 
mon falls  in  Sawco  River  and  in  Breadth  from  the  western 
Side  of  the  Said  River  to  the  Extent  of  Sawco  Town  Ship  to 
y"  westward  &  no  farther  Together  with  all  and  singular  the 
Rights  Members  Profits  Priviledgcs  &  appurtenances  what- 
soever thereunto  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to 
have  and  to  hold  the  said  Granted  &  Released  Premisses 
with  y  Appurtenances  unto  the  said  AVilliam  Pcj)pcrrell 
[Now  know  y'=  that  I  the  Said  W^illiam  Pepperrell]  for  it  in 
Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Twenty  five  Pounds  in  Publick 
Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in  hand  at  and  before  the  Ensealing  & 
Delivery  of  these  Presents  well  and  Truly  })aid  by  Andrew 
Tyler  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  and  Province 
afores''  Goldsmith  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknow- 
ledge have  Granted  Bargained  Sold  aliened  enfcofed  Releas- 
ed conveyed  and  confirmed  and  by  these  Presents  do  fully 
and  absolutely  Grant  Bargain  Sell  [55]  Aliene  Release  En- 
feoff convey  and  confirm  unto  the  said  Andrew  Tyha*  one 
full  Sixteen  Part  of  all  the  Right  Estate  Title  Interrest  In- 
heritance Use  Possession  Property  Reversion  Remainder 
claim  &  Demand  whatsoever  which  I  now  have  and  am  In- 
titled  to  by  force  &  virtue  of  the  afore  Recited  Deed  of  in 
and  unto  that  part  of  the  before  Mention  and  Described 
Land  and  Premisses  To  have  and  to  hold  the  before  hereby 
granted  and  Bargained  Premisses  with  the  Apjiurces  unto 
the  said  Andrew  Tyler  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  to  his  and 
their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  and  behoof  forever  freely 
peaceably  and  Quietly  without  any  Manner  of  Reclaim  Chal- 
lenge or  Contradiction  to  be  had  or  Made  Thereto  by  me  the 
Said  William  Pepperi-ell  or  my  Heirs  at  any  Time  or  Times 
forever  hereafter  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  said  A\'illiam 
Pepperrell  and  Mary  my  said  wife  in  Token  of  her  Right  of 
Dower  or  Thirds  in  the  said  Granted  and  bargained  Premiss- 
es with  the  Appurces  have  hereunto  set  our  hands  and  Seals 
this  first  Day  of  .Tunc  Anno  Domini  one  Thousand  Sc\en 
hundred  and  Twenty  Nine  and  in  the  third  yviir  of  the  Reign 
of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  King  over  Great 
Britain  & 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  55.  179 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  in  the  Pi-esence  of  .Toseph 
Newniiireh  Charles  ffrost — the  words  Enterlined  [now  Know 
ye  that  I  the  said  William  Popperrell]  was  before  Signing 
&  Sealing  hereof 

W"  Peppcrrell  j-^     (|^^,)     Mary  Pepperrell      (|^^,) 
York  ss/Jannary  3*^  4  17;i()  the  abov(^  Named  M'illi'"  Pep- 
perrell   J"^  and   Mary   his  wifi'   personally    ajjpearcd  and  ac- 
knowledged this  foregoing  Instrument   to  he   their  free  Act 
and  Deed 

before     Timothy  Gerrish     Jus  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec''  Jan'i'  5  ll'M) 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg"' 


To  all  People  unto  whom  this  Deed  of  Sale  shall  come 

William  Pepperrell  -lun"^  of  Kittcry  in  the  County 

I'eppenell  „f  York  and  Province  of  y«   Mass"  Bay    in   New 

To  England  Esq''  and  Mary  his  AVife  Send  (Treeting 
Lewis  whereas  Anne  Philips  Wife  and  Attorney  of  Wil- 
liam Philips  Mariner  Sarah  Philips  Spinster  &  Deb- 
orah Skinner  widow  all  of  Boston  within  the  County  of 
Suffolk  &  Province  of  y"  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 
land which  s''  '\\'illiam  and  Sarah  arc  Children  iSc  Deborah  is 
widow  of  William  Philijis  Dec'  who  was  Son  of  Major  A\'il- 
liam  Philips  formerlj-  of  Boston  afores''  Gentleman  Dec''  by 
their  Deed  bearing  Date  July  31  1729  for  the  Consideration 
Therein  mentioned  did  Grant  bargain  Sell  alienc  enfeof  re- 
lease convey  »t  contirm  unto  the  said  William  Pepperrell 
Jun''  all  the  Right  Estate  Title  Interest  Inheritance  Use 
Possession  Property  Reversion  Remainder  Claim  Demand 
whatsoever  which  the  said  William  Phillips  Sarah  Phillips 
&  Deborah  Skinner  &  Each  of  them  then  had  and  were  en- 
titled unto  in  a  Certain  Tract  of  Land  Situate  in  Saco  alias 
Biddeford  in  the  Eastern  Parts  of  New  England  being  in 
Length  from  the  Sea  Side  at  Winter  Harbour  up  to  the 
Rocks  called  Cap'  Sundays  Rocks  above  Salmon  Falls  in 
Saweo  River  and  Breadth  from  the  western  Side  of  the 
Said  River  to  y  Extent  of  Sawco  Township  to  y  West- 
ward &  no  further  together  with  all  &  Singular  the  Rights 
Members  Pi-ofits  Priviledges  &  Appurtenances  whatsoever 
thereunto  belonging  or  in  any  wise  a}ipertaining  to  have  c^c 
to  hold  y''  s''  (iranted  &  Released  Premisses  with  the  Appur- 
ces  unto  the  said  William  Pepj)errell  [now  Know  ye  that  I  y 
said  William  Pepperrell]  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum 
of  Twenty  five  Pounds  in  Publick  Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in 
hand  at  &  before  the  Ensealing  and   Delivery  of  these  Pres- 


180  Book  XIV.  Fol.  oC. 

ents  well  &  truly  paid  b\'  Job  Lewis  of  Boston  in  the  Coun- 
ty Suffolks  &  Pi'ovincc  a  fores''  Merchant  the  Receipt  where- 
of I  do  hei'cby  acknowledge  have  oranted  bargained  sold 
aliened  enfeoffed  released  conveyed  &  Confirmed  and  by 
these  Presents  do  fully  and  absolutely  Grant  bargain  sell 
alienc  release  enfeoff  convey  &  confirm  unto  the  said  Job 
Lewis  One  full  Sixteenth  part  of  all  the  Riglit  Estate  Title 
Interrest  Inheritance  Use  Possession  Property  Reversion  Re- 
mainder Claim  ct  Demand  whatsoever  which  I  now  have  & 
am  Entitled  to  by  force  &  Virtue  of  the  afore  Recited  Deed 
of  in  &  unto  that  part  of  the  before  mentioned  and  described 
Land  Premisses  To  have  and  to  hold  the  before  hereby 
Granted  and  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Apjjurces  unto 
the  said  Job  Lewis  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  to  his  and  their  only 
Propper  use  Benefit  and  behoof  for  ever  Freely  Peaceably 
&  Quietl}'  without  any  Manner  of  Reclaim  Challange  or 
Contradiction  to  be  liad  or  made  therett)  by  me  tiie  said  ^^'il- 
liam  Pe})|)errell  or  my  Heirs  at  anv  Time  or  Times  for  ever 
hereafter  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  said  William  Pepi)errell 
&  Mary  my  s''  Wife  in  Token  of  her  Right  of  Dower  or 
Thirds  in  the  Said  (Jranted  and  liargained  Premisst's  with 
the  Appurcess  have  hereunto  set  our  hands  and  Seals  the  first 
Day  of  June  Anno  Domini  one  Thousand  Seven  hundred  & 
Twenty  Nine  and  in  the  Third  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our 
Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  King  over  (Jreat  Britain 
&  Signed  Sealed  and  d<']iver<'d  in  the  Presence  of  ,rose[)h 
Newmarch  Charles  Frost  (A\'illiam  Pepperrell  ]■■  (g^^, )  Mary 
Pepperrell  (|^^,  )  y*^  words  enterlined  [now  know  ye  that  I 
the  said  W"'  Pi'pperrell]  was  before  Signing  and  Sealing 
here 

York  ss/January  4  1730  y""  above  Named  AV"  Pepperrell 
Jun''  &  Mary  his  wife  jjersonally  appeared  &  acknowledged 
this  foregoing  Instrumi'iit  to  lie  their  Fre(>  act  and  Detil 
before     Timothy  Gerrish     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Cop}'  of  the  Original  Rec'  Jan'>  5  1730 

Attest     -los :  Moodv     Reji' 


Articles  of  Agreement  of  Division  and  Partition  Indent- 
ed made  Concluded  and  fully  agreed  ujion  the 
Salter  Eleaventli  dav    of     Muv    Anno    Domini    one 

Hronifiel.l  Ac      Thousand    Seven    [56]    hundred  and  Thirty 
Paititi..ii  iiiid  in  the  Third  year  of  his  Majesties  Reign 

Between  Thomas  Salter  of  Boston  within  the 
Countv  of  Suffolk  and   Province  of  the  Mass"  Bav  in  New 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  5G.  LSI 

England  Cordwainer  on  tlio  first  part  Samuel  Adams  of  Bos- 
ton   afores''  Malstcr  and  Tristram  Little  of 
Division  Newbury  in  the  Count}'  of  Essex  &  Provinec 

Thomas  Salter  afores'>  Shopkeeper  of  the  Second  part  Ed- 
Edwd  Bromfiekl  ward  Bromfield  Jun''  of  Boston  afores"'  Mer- 
W"'  Peppenell  chant  of  the  Third  jiart  and  William  Pep- 
&  Sami  Adams  perrellJun'  of  Kittery  in  y'' County  of  York 
ct  Tiisti"  r.ittlo  j)i  Province  afores'"  Esq'  of  the  fourth  part 
as  Followeth  viz'  Whereas  the  .said  Parties 
together  &  undivided  do  hold  &  Enjoy  in  E(iual  fourth 
part«  all  that  Certain  Tract  of  Land  containing  about  five 
acres  &  lying  &  being  in  the  Townshii)  of  Biddeford  at  Win- 
ter harbour  in  the  County  of  York  afores''  where  the  fort 
now  stands  being  part  of  what  was  formerly  called  Parkers 
Neck  heretofore  the  Estate  of  Major  William  Phillips  L)e- 
ceas''  having  a  Road  or  highway  Running  Cross  the  same 
Leading  up  to  the  s''  Fort  and  from  thence  Parting  it  Run- 
ning in  one  place  to  the  Gutt  or  River  &  in  another  Place 
to  the  Land  hereafter  assigned  to  y"  said  Thomas  Salter  be- 
ing Chiefly  Bounded  and  Surrounded  with  the  water  also  a 
Ti"act  of  Land  of  Twelve  hundred  i!c  Eighty  Rods  or  four 
Miles  in  Length  and  Two  hundred  and  Twenty  four  Rods  in 
Breadth  formerly  the  Estate  of  y"  Said  William  Philips  Ly- 
ing in  the  Township  of  Beddiford  afores''  or  Adjoyning  to 
y"  Same  bounded  North  westerly  on  the  Land  of  one  Gor- 
don Formerlv  of  Briant  Pendleton  North  Easterly  on  the 
River  South  P^asterly  on  other  Land  of  y"  said  Parties  here- 
after Described  in  part  and  partly  on  Land  of  one  Cheever 
and  South  Westwardly  on  tlii^  Town  of  Arundt'l  also  anoth- 
er Tract  of  Land  of  Nine  hundred  iSi  Ninety  Seven  Rods  in 
Length  Two  hundred  and  forty  two  Rods  in  Bi'cadth  for- 
merly also  the  Estate  of  y^  said  William  Philips  and  Ajoyn- 
ing  to  the  Land  last  mentioned  bounded  North  westerly  on 
y''  same  North  Kasterly  on  the  Land  of  y''  Said  Cheever  in 
part  &  parti}'  on  the  Land  of  one  Baccus  South  Easterly  on 
a  line  Settled  by  a  Committee  Appointed  by  the  General 
Court  or  Assembly  of  y  said  Province  for  Dividing  the 
Land  of  y""  said  ^Villianl  Phillips  from  the  said  Township  of 
Biddeford  Running  from  Ambrose  Beriys  House  to  Cajic- 
porpus  or  the  Town  of  arundel  and  South  westerly  on  the 
said  Town  of  Arundel  or  however  otherwise  y"  s''  Tracts  of 
T^and  are  Bounded  &  Described  or  Reputed  to  lie  Bounded 
&  Described  as  the  same  arc  Delineated  and  Dccyphered  in 
Two  Platts  Taken  of  the  same  by  M'  William  .lohnson  Sur- 
veyor hereunto  annexed  Together  with  the  Rights  members 
Profits  Priviledges  &  Appurtenances  what  soever  to  the  said 


182  Book  XIV,  Fol.  5(5. 

Tract  of  Land  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  and 
wiiereas  y"  said  Parties  being  willing  and  Desirous  that  Each 
of  them  may  know  have  and  Enjoy  his  Respective  fourth 
part  f)f  the  Several  Tracts  of  Land  afores''  in  Severalty  have 
condescended  Covenanted  and  agreed  and  by  these  Presents 
Do  mutuall}'  for  themselves  their  Heirs  and  Assigns  respec- 
tively Condescend  Covenant  and  Agree  each  to  and  with  the 
other  to  make  Division  and  Partition  of  the  Said  Three 
Tracts  of  Land  &  premisses  with  the  Apjjur'''^  in  Manner  & 
form  following  That  is  to  say  Imprimis  Tliat  the  said  Thom- 
Tliomas  Salters  ^«  ^'I'ter  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  shall  and  may 
^^^.^  from  henceforth  and  forevfr    hereafter  have 

hold  use  occupy  possess  and  Enjoy  as  his  & 
their  fourth  part  or  Share  of  and  in  the  three  Pieces  of  Land 
afores*  in  Severalty  forever  That  part  of  the  first  mentioned 
piece  of  I^and  marked  N"  1  in  tiie  least  of  y''  Said  Platts 
with  the  iSiame  Salter  wrote  thereon  containing  on  the  north- 
westerly Side  twenty  Rods  and  on  the  South  Easterly  Side 
thirteen  Rods  as  the  same  is  delineated  and  described  in  the 
said  Plat  adjoining  to  the  Lott  of  the  said  Adams  and  Little 
Also  that  part  of  the  Second  mentioned  piece  of  Land  marked 
N°  1  in  the  biggest  of  the  s''  Platts  with  the  name  Salter 
wrote  thereon  adjoyning  to  the  said  Pendletons  or  Gordons 
Land  on  the  North  west  Side  &  to  the  lott  of  the  Said  Ad- 
ams and  Little  on  the  South  East  vSide  containing  the  whole 
Length  of  y"  s''  Piece  of  Land  &  in  Breadth  at  Each  End 
Fifty  Six  Rod  as  the  same  is  delineated  &  described  in  the 
s'^  Piatt  Also  that  part  of  the  Last  mentioned  piece  of  Land 
held  in  Common  b}'  the  said  Parties  as  afores''  marked  N"  1 
in  the  biggtst  of  y  said  Platts  with  the  Name  Salter  wrote 
thereon  adjoyning  to  the  Ijine  Setled  between  the  said 
Town  of  Biddeford  and  the  said  AVilliam  Phillips  as  afores'' 
on  the  South  East  Side  and  the  Lott  of  the  s''  Adams  &  Lit- 
tle on  the  Northu'i'st  Side  containing  the  whole  Length  of  V 
said  Piece  of  Land  and  in  breadth  at  Each  End  Sixty  rod 
eight  feet  as  y'^  same  is  delineated  and  described  in  the  Said 
Piatt  Together  with  the  Rights  members  Profits  priviledges 
&  Ap])ur'''  whatsoever  to  the  samt^  and  ev<>rv  part  thereof 
belonging  or  in  any  wise  ap})ertaining  and  the  said  Samuel 
Adams  and  Tristram  Little  Edward  Bromticld  t)t  William 
Pe})i)errell  for  themselves  their  Heirs  Executors  and  Ad- 
ministrators Do  hereby  Remise  Release  and  for  ever  (Juit 
Claim  unto  the  said  Thomas  Salter  his  Heirs  and  Assigns 
for  ever  all  their  Right  Title  Interest  pi'operty  claim  &  De- 
mand whatsoever  in  &  to  the  Part  or  Share  of  the  said  Lands 
and  Premisses  with  the  Appur'''"*  herein   Assigned  &  Set  off 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   hi.  ISS 

to  tlu'  said  Tlioiiias  Salter  as  aforesaid.      Secondly  Tliat  tlie 
s''  Samuel  Adams  and  Tristram  Little  their  Heirs  and  As- 
signs shall  and  may    from  hence  forth  and 
Sami  Adams  for  ever  hereafter  have  hold  use  ()eeu|)y  pos- 

&  Tristra  Little  si^l^s  and  enjoy  in  the  Followini;-  |iro))ortion 
as  their  fourth  part  or  Sliare  of  y"  Said  three 
pieces  of  Land  (held  in  Couuuon  between  the  said  Parties 
as  af ores'')  in  Severalty  for  ever  that  is  to  say  to  y'  s**  Sam- 
uel Adams  two  Third 'Parts  &  to  the  Said  Little  the  other 
Third  That  ])art  of  y''  first  mentioned  Piece  of  Land  marked 
N"  2  in  the  Least  of  the  said  Platts  with  the  Names  Adams 
and  Little  wrote  Thereon  containing  on  y"  Northwesterly 
Side  [57]  Sixteen  Rods  and  on  the  South  Easterh'  side 
Eigliteen  Hods  having  tiie  liighway  afores''  Running  across 
the  same  with  a  Dwelling  House  Thereon  Standing  and  the 
fort  called  Winter  harbour  Fort  near  the  Middle  thereof  a 
highway  of  about  Two  Rod  wide  being  left  to  go  Round  the 
same  as  y  s''  part  N°  2  is  Delineated  &  described  in  the  said 
Piatt  adjoyning  to  the  Lot  of  s''  Thomas  Salter  before  as- 
signed to  him  on  y""  South  westerly  Side  and  the  Lott  of  the 
Said  Edward  Bromtield  on  the  North  Easterly  Side  also  that 
part  of  y''  Second  mentioned  piece  of  Land  held  in  Common 
between  the  said  Parties  as  afores''  marked  N°  2  in  the  big- 
gest of  y"  said  Platts  with  the  Names  Adams  and  Little 
wrote  thereon  adjoyniug  to  the  Lott  before  assigned  to  the 
s*  Thomas  Salter  on  y*  Northwesterly  Side  and  the  Lott 
hereafter  assigned  to  the  said  William  Pepperrell  on  the 
South  Easterly  Side  containing  the  whole  Length  of  y''  said 
Piece  of  Land  and  in  Breadth  at  each  end  Fifty  five  Rods 
as  the  same  is  delineated  and  described  in  y"  said  Piatt.  Al- 
so that  j)art  of  the  Last  Mentioned  Piece  of  Land  held  in 
Common  by  y"  said  Parties  as  afores''  marked  N"  2  in  the 
biggest  of  y""  s''  Platts  with  y  names  Adams  &  Salter  wrote 
thereon  adjoining  to  the  Lot  before  assigned  to  y*"  said 
Thomas  Salter  on  the  South  P^asterly  Side  and  the  Lott  here- 
after assigned  to  y"  said  Edward  Bromfield  on  y'^  Northwests 
erlv  Side  containing  the  w]iol(>  Lengtii  of  the  said  Piece  of 
Land  and  in  Breadth  at  Each  End  Si.xty  Rod  and  Eight  feet 
as  the  Same  is  delineated  and  described  in  the  said  Piatt  To- 
gether with  the  Rights  members  profits  ]iriviledges  and  Ap- 
purces  whatsoever  to  the  same  and  every  part  thereof  be- 
hjiiging  or  in  any  wise  apjicrtaining  And  tiie  s'' Tiiomas  .Sal- 
ter Edward  Bromfield  &  A^'illialu  Pcj)pcrrcll  for  themselves 
their  Heirs  Exec'^  and  Admin"*  Do  hereby  Remise  release 
and  for  ever  (^uit  Claim  unto  the  said  Sanuiel  Adams  & 
Tristi~am  Little  in   the  projiorcon   afores''  their  Heirs  &  As- 


c- 


184  Book  XIV,  Fol.   57. 

signs  for  ever  respectively  iiil  their  Kigiit  Title  Interest 
property  eliiini  iind  Demand  whatsoever  in  and  to  the  part 
or  Share  of  y^'  said  Lands  and  premisses  with  the  Ap|)urecs 
before  assigned  &   Set  off    to   them  y  said  Samuel  Adams 

and  Tristram  Little  as  afores''  Thirdly  That 
Eclwa  Biom-  the  said  Edward  Bromfield  his  Heirs  and  As- 
field's  part.        signs  shall  &  may  from  henceforth  and  forever 

hereafter  have  hold  use  oeeujJV  })0sses8  and 
Enjoy  as  his  fourth  i)art  or  Share  of  the  said  three  pieces  of 
Land  held  in  Common  between  the  said  Parties  as  afores''  in 
Severalty  forever  That  part  of  y'  first  mentioned  piece  of 
Land  marked  N"  3  in  the  least  of  the  said  j)latts  with  the 
Name  BromHeld  wrote  thereon  containing  on  the  North 
westerly  side  Eleaven  Rods  and  on  y  South  Easterly  Side 
Eight  Rods  having  y*  Lot  before  assigned  to  y<=  said  Samu- 
el Adams  and  Tristram  Little  on  y*^  South  westerly  side  and 
the  Lott  hereafter  assigned  to  y"  said  William  Pejjperrell  on 
y"  North  Easterly  side  with  two  Dwelling  Houses  thereon 
standing  having  y  afores''  highway  running  across  y  same 
as  the  said  partN"  o  is  delineated  and  described  in  y'said  Piatt 
Also  that  part  of  the  Second  Mentioned  piece  of  Land  held  in 
Conuuon  between  the  said  Parties  as  afor(^s''  Marked  N"  ."i  in 
the  biggest  of  the  said  Platts  with  the  Name  Bromfield  wrote 
thereon  adjoyning  in  part  to  the  Land  of  one  Cheever  and 
partly  to  the  Land  hereafter  assigned  to  the  said  A\'iiliam 
Pe])perrell  On  the  South  Easterly  Side  and  to  the  Land  also 
hereafter  Assigned  to  the  said  William  Pej)|)errel  on  the 
North  westerly  Side  containing  the  whole  Length  of  y  said 
piece  of  Land  and  in  Breadth  at  Each  End  Fifty  six  rods  as 
the  same  is  Delineated  and  described  in  the  said  Piatt  also 
that  ]iart  of  tiie  Last  Mentioned  j)iece  of  Land  held  in  Com- 
mon by  the  Said  parties  as  afores''  marked  N"  o  in  the  big- 
gest of  the  said  platt*)  M'ith  the  Name  Bromfield  wrote  there- 
on containing  the  wliole  I^ength  of  y"^  said  Piece  of  Land 
and  in  Breadth  at  each  End  Sixty  Rod  and  Eight  feet  hav- 
ing the  Lott  before  assigned  to  the  said  Adams  &  Little  on 
the  South  Easterly  Side  and  the  Lott  hereafter  assigned  to 
y''  said  William  Pepperrell  on  the  Northwesterly  side  as  the 
same  is  delineated  and  descril)ed  in  the  said  Piatt  Together 
with  all  the  Rights  ineml)trs  Profits  Priviledges  c^c  Appur- 
ces  whatsoever  to  the  same  and  everj'  pait  thereof  belong- 
ing or  in  anv  wise  api)crtaining  And  the  said  Thomas  Salter 
Samuel  Adams  Tristram  Little  and  A\'iiliam  Pej)perrell  for 
themselves  their  Heirs  Exec'»  and  Administrators  do  hereliy 
Remise  Release  and  for  ever  (^iiit  Claim  unto  the  said  Ed- 
ward Bromfield  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  their  Right 
Title  Interest  property  Claim  and  demand  whatsoever  in  and 


Book   XIV,  Fol.  58.  185 

to  the  part  or  Share  of  the  said  Land.s  and  prciiii.s.ses  witli 
the  A))purteiiaiK'Cs  before  assigned  and  .set  off  to  tlic  said 
Edward  Broinfield  as    aforesaid.     Fourthly    Tliat   the  said 

W"  Pepperrell    ills    Heirs  and   Assigns  shall 

W"  PciiiicncUs  jiiicl  niaj  from  heneeforthand  forever  hereafter 

Part  have  hold  use  oceupy  possess  and  enjoy  as  his 

fourth  part  or  share  of  the  Three  pieces  of 
Land  held  in  (.'onunon  between  the  said  Parties  as  afores'' 
in  Severallity  forever  that  part  of  the  first  inenti(jned  })ieee 
of  Land  marked  N"  i  in  the  least  of  j*"  said  Platts  Lyin.i:  in 
a  Triangular  form  measuring  on  the  North  Easterly  Side 
forty  Rods  on  y"  South  Easterly  Side  Twenty  Rods  and  Ad- 
,Io3'ning  South  westerly  to  tlu^  Land  before  assigned  and  set 
off  to  y^'  said  Edward  Bromtieid  having  the  Name  Pepi>er- 
rell  wrote  on  the  said  piatt  in  Lot  N"  4  as  the  same  is  there- 
in delineated  and  Described  also  that  part  of  the  Second 
mentioned  ])iece  of  Land  held  in  common  lietweeii  the  said 
Parties  as  aforesaid  marked  N"  4  in  the  biggest  of  the  said 
])latts  with  the  Name  Pepperrel  wrote  thereon  adjoyning 
South  Easterly  to  the  lot  before  assigned  to  the  said  Ed- 
ward Bromfield  and  Northwesterly  to  the  Lot  before  assign- 
ed to  the  said  Adams  and  Little  containing  the  whole  Length 
<jf  the  said  piece  of  Land  and  in  Breadth  at  each  End  Fifty 
Six  Rods  as  the  same  is  delineated  and  described  in  3'"  said 
Piatt  also  that  Part  of  y'^  last  mentioned  piece  of  Land  held 
in  common  between  the  said  jiarties  as  aforcs''  marked  N"  4 
in  y"  biggest  of  y'"  said  Platts  with  the  Name  Pepi)errell  wrote 
thereon  containinii-  the  whole  length  of  the  said  Piece  of 
Land  and  in  Breadth  at  each  end  Sixty  Rod  &  Eight  feet 
adjoyning  on  each  side  to  y*"  Land  [58]  before  assigned  & 
sett  off  to  the  said  Edward  Bromfield  as  the  same  is  deline- 
ated &  described  in  }<=  said  Piatt  Together  with  the  Rights 
members  Profits  priviledges  &  Appurces  whatsoever  to  the 
same  and  every  part  thereof  belonging  or  in  any  wise  ap- 
))ertaining  And  the  s'"  Thomas  Salter  Samuel  Adams  Tris- 
tram Little  and  Edward  Bromfield  for  themselves  their 
Heirs  Exec''"  i<;  Administrators  Do  hereby  Remise  release  & 
forever  Quit  Claim  unto  y  said  William  Pep})crrcll  his 
Heirs  and  Assigns  forever  all  their  Right  Title  Interest 
))r(>))erty  Claim  &  demand  whatsoever  in  and  to  the  jiart  or 
Share  of  y  said  Lands  and  Premisses  with  the  A]>pur"'*  be- 
fore assigned  and  set  off  to  the  said  "William  Pe])pcrrell  as 
aforesaid  And  In  Testimony  that  the  afoi'ewritten  Division 
and  Partition  shall  remain  firm  &  stable  and  be  held  good 
and  valid  by  V  said  Parties  respectively  their  Si'veral  and 
I'espective  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  &  Assigns  for  ever  they 
have  hereunto  set  their  hands  &  Seals  the  day  <&,  year  first 


186 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  58. 


afore  written 

Tho'  Salter  (^^^,)  Samuel  Adans  {%^^^)  Ed  Broiii- 
fit-ld   (|^^,),Tre«t™^'I^'ttk.   (l^J   W"  Pepperrell  j^  (|,„) 

Signed  Sealed  and  Delivered  in  the  pretsence  of  Zee:  Hub- 
bart     Joseph  Haniond 

Suffolk  ss/Bo.ston  Oetul)'  15"'  1730  Mess™  Thomas  Salter 
Sanuiel  Adams  Edward  Bromtield  &,  Tristram  Little  appear- 
ing eaeh  aeknowledged  the  before  going  Instrument  to  be  y^ 
Act  &  Deed 

before     Habijah  Savage     Jus  Peace 

York  ss/Kittery  Jan-^y  4'"  1730  The  above  named  W" 
Pepperrell  Jun'  Esi)'  i)ersonally  appeared  and  aeknowledged 
this  foregoing  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  and  Deed 


Before     Tim°  Gerrish 

York  ss/The  foregoing  Instru- 
ment with  the  Plats  on  this  &  the 
following  Page  are  a  true  Copy  of  the  Original 
&  of  the  Plats  thereto  annexed  Received 
January  the  5'"  1730 

Attest     Jos :  ^Nloody     Keg' 


Js  Peace 


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188  Book  XIV,  Fol.  59. 

To  all  Peoj)lc  to  whom  tlu'so  Profscnt.'^  tshall  come  Greet- 
ing— Know  ye  that  I  John  Frost  of  New  Castle  in 
Frost  the  Province  of  New  Hanips''  in  New  P^ngland  Esq' 
To  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  One  Thousand 
Frost  Pounds  in  good  iSc  lawful  JNloney  of  the  Province 
afores''  to  me  in  Hand  well  &  truly  paid  before  the 
Sealing  &  Delivering  of  these  Presents  by  John  Frost  Jun"^ 
of  New  Castle  in  the  Province  afores''  Gent  the  Rec'  where- 
of I  do  hereby  acknowledge -my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied 
contented  c'c  paid  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  there- 
of do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  the  s''  John  Frost  his 
Heirs  Exec"  c<:  Admin'*  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  giv- 
en granted  bargained  sold  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  do  by 
these  Prc^scnts  fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  grant  tiargain 
sell  convey  &  confirm  unto  Him  the  s''  John  Frost  Jun'  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  Messuage  or  Tract  of  Land 
situate  lying  &  being  within  the  Townshij)  of  Kittery  in  the 
County  of  Y(jrk  in  the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay 
in  New  England  afores''  containing  by  Estimation  Oni'  Hun- 
dred &  Forty  Acres  be  it  more  or  less  being  butted  and 
bounded  iis  followeth  viz  Beginning  near  the  Wading  Place 
on  the  East  Side  of  Stony  Brook  as  the  Old  Way  to  York 
Marshes  was.  And  bounded  on  the  Soutii  with  the  land  that 
was  formerly  Cap'  John  Frost's  Dec''  on  the  East  with  York 
Line  on  y''  West  with  Stony  Brook  &  John  P^rost  afores''  his 
Marsh  &  on  y'=  North  with  the  Land  formerly  James  Chad- 
bourns  as  by  i^  Return  of  s''  Land  under  the  Hands  of  -Fohn 
W^incol  &  Roger  Plaisted  Survcycrs  (Reference  thereunto 
being  had)  may  more  fully  appear  To  have  and  to  hold  the 
s''  Tract  of  Land  with  the  House  Barn  (Orchard  Timber  Trees 
Woods  Underwoods  Fences  Streams  "Water  Courses  it  all 
the  Privilcdges  Lnnumities  Comodities  Emoluments  &  Ap- 
purces  thereunto  belonging  or  in  any  Ways  appertaining  To 
him  the  s"  John  Frost  Jun''  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  &  tlicir  own  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  And 
I  the  s''  flohn  Frost  for  me  my  Heirs  Excc'^  &  Admin"  do 
covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  John  Frost  Jun"^ 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am 
the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  above  granted  &  bar- 
gained Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  jjossessed  of  the 
same  in  mine  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  perfect  &  abso- 
lute Estate  of  Liheritancc  in  Fee  simple  and  have  in  my 
Right  &  Power  with  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell 
convey  &  confirm  all  the  abovegranted  &  bargained  Premis- 
ses in  Manner  as  aboves''  And  that  the  s''  John  Frost  Jun"^  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  59.  189 

Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  tlicse  Pres- 
ents lawfully  peaceably  &  (luietly  have  hold  use  occupy  pos- 
sess &  enjoy  the  s'^  ijranted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the 
Appurces  thereto  Ijelonging  free  i^c  clear  &  freely  &  clearly 
ac(iuitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  &  from  all  &  all  Man- 
ner of  former  &  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases 
Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Exe- 
cutions Incumbrances  &  Extents — Furthermore  I  the  s''  John 
Frost  d(j  covenant  »&  i)roniise  to  warrant  secure  &  defend 
the  above  granted  H  bargained  Premisses  to  him  the  s'' John 
Frost  Jun"^  against  the  Claims  &  Demands  of  my  Heirs 
PjXec™  or  Admin"*  or  any  Person  or  Persons  from  by  or  un- 
der me  or  them  And  Mary  Frost  the  Wife  of  me  the  s'' John 
Frost  doth  by  these  Presents  freely  &  willingly  give  yield 
up  &  surrender  all  her  Right  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  Thii'ds 
of  in  &  unto  the  abovegranted  Premisses  unto  him  the  s** 
John  Frost  rlun'  his  Heirs  &  Assigns — In  Witness  whereof 
I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  y  Seventh  Day  of 
September  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sover- 
eign Lord  George  the  Second  by  the  Grace  of  Great  Britain 
France  &  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  Faith  &c  Anno(i 
Domini  One  Tiiousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirtv 

John  Ffrost     (|„,)     Mary  ftrost     (|^^,) 

Sign"^  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  the  Presence  of  us  Charles  ftrost 
Marg'  Robinson  Simon  fti'ost 

Province  of  New  HamiJs"^  New  Castle  Jan'*"  12.  1730/1 
Then  John  ftrost  Esq"^  &  Mary  his  Wife  psonally  ajjpt'ared 
before  nie  the  Subscriber  &  acknowledged  tiie  above  Instru- 
ment as  their  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Joseph  Simpson     J  :   Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'>  Jan^i  2(i.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 

The  Deposition  of  Moses  Felt  of  full  AgL',  tcstifieth  & 
saith  'i'hat  he  very  Mell  remembers  that  M"^  John 
Felt's  Test  Cussons  possessed  a  Neck  of  land  in  North  Yar- 
mouth in  Casco  Bay  lying  between  a  Creek  call- 
ed Readings  Creek  &  Royals  River  And  that  He  the  s"  .John 
Cussons  had  a  House  &  Barn  upon  the  s''  Neck  of  Land  for 
Sixteen  or  Eighteen  Years  w"^''  he  peaceably  enjoyed  until 
He  was  driven  off  by  the  Indians  which  is  near  Fifty  Years 
since  that  the  s''  Coussons  was  driven  off  s''  Land  &  further 
saith  not  i,is 

Boston  Dec"^  29.  1729  Moses X  Felt 

mark 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  Dec""  21»,  172(1     Moses  Felt  appearing 


190  Book  XIV,  Fol.  (iO. 

made  Oath  to  the  Truth  of  the  above  Declaration  by  Him 
subscribed — Taken  in  jjerpetuam  Rei  Menioriani 

Before   Sam'  Chcckiey  Habijah  Savage  Jus  :  Pac^  Quor 
Unus 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec*  Novem"^  25  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  unto  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Thom- 
as   Clark  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  & 
Clark  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 

To  land  Na3'lor  sendeth  Greeting  Know  ye  that  I  the 

Mackem  „.i  Thomas  CUark  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum 
of  Thirty  Pounds  in  Money  to  me  in  Hand  at  & 
before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by 
Michael  Mackem  of  Small  Point  in  the  County  of  York  & 
Province  afores<*  Yeoman  the  Receipt  whereof  I  hereby  ac- 
knowledge &  thereof  do  acc^uit  &  discharge  the  said  Michall 
Mackem  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  &  every  of  them  for- 
ever by  these  Presents  &  for  divers  other  good  Causes  & 
Consideration  me  thereunto  moving  have  remised  released  & 
for  ever  quit  claimed  &  by  these  Presents  do  remise  release 
&  altogether  of  &  from  mc  &  my  Heirs  for  ever  quit  Claim 
unto  the  s''  Michael  Mackem  in  his  full  &  peaceable  Posses- 
sion &  Seizin  now  being  &  to  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
all  the  Estate  Right  Title  Inheritance  Use  Possession  Claim 
&  Demand  whatsoever  w'^"  I  ever  had  have  &  by  any  Ways 
or  Means  whatsoever  hereafter  may  have  &  which  I  &  my 
Heirs  hereafter  may  or  might  have  of  &  in  all  that  Tract  or 
Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  on  Arrowsick  Island 
containing  by  Estimation  One  Hundred  Acres  as  the  same 
was  granted  to  me  by  Ed\vard  Hutchinson  &  John  Watts 
Esq™  being  within  the  [60]  Province  afores**  &  the  Rights 
Members|Fcnces  Profits  Privi ledges  &  Aj)purces  thereof  And 
also  of  &  in  the  Reversion  &  Reversions  Remainder  &  Re- 
mainders of  the  same  To  have  and  to  hold  the  afores''  Land 
&  Premisses  with  the  Rights  Members  &  Appurces  thereof 
unto  the  s''  Michael  Mackem  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
So  that  neither  I  the  said  Thomas  Clark  nor  my  Heirs  nor 
any  other  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  me  or  them  or 
in  mine  or  their  Name  or  Names  Right  Title  or  Stead  shall 
or  may  by  any  Ways  &  Means  hereafter  have  claim  chal- 
lenge or  demand  any  Estate  or  Interest  of  in  or  to  the  same 
Premisses  or  any  Part  thereof  but  from  all  Action  Right  Es- 
tate Title  Interest  &  Demands  of  in  or  to  the  afores''  Prem- 
isses &  every  of  them  shall  &  will  be  utterly  excluded    & 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  tiO.  191 

debarred  for  ever  by  these  Prcsciitw  And  I  the  s''  Thomas 
Clark  for  my  .self  &  1113'  Heir.s  the  aforcs''  Land  &  Premisses 
&  every  Part  &  Parcel  there  of  with  their  &  every  of  their 
Appurces  unto  the  s*'  Michael  Mackem  his  Heirs  &  to  his  & 
their  own  proper  Use  &  Uses  ag^  me  &  my  Ileirs  &  against 
all  &  every  other  Person  &  Persons  lawfully  elaiming  by 
from  or  under  me  or  my  Ileirs  shall  &  will  warrant  &  for 
ever  defend  by  these  Presents  In  Witness  whereof  I  have 
hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Twenty  Second  Dav  of 
June  Anno  Dom  :  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 
Annoq  R'  R"  Georgii  Secundi  Magna  Britannia  Ac  (Quarto 

Thomas  Clark  my  Mark+      {^^^^) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  the  Presence  of  us  W'"  Sterl- 
ing W"  Bartlett 

Received  on  the  Day  of  the  date  above  of  M""  Michael 
Mackem  the  Sum  of  Thirty  Pounds  being  the  full  Considera- 
tion within  ex})i\'ssed 

})  Thomas  Clark  my  Mark+/W"'  Starlino;  W"  Bartlett 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  June  22.  1730  M'  Thomas  Clark  pson- 
ally  ajjpearing  acknowledged  the  aforewritten  Instrument  to 
be  his  free  act  and  deed 

Before  me     Edward  Hutchinson     J.  Pac' 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Jan'^y  1.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"^ 


Know  all  men  by  these  Presents  That  I  ^Nloses  SjwMicer  of 

Berwick  in  y"  County  of  York  &  within  his  Maj- 

Spencer      csties  Province  of  y"  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New 

Tu  England  Husbandman  for  &  in  Considera"  of  y* 

Wadley  v^^^  ^^^  sixteen  Pounds  in  lawful  publick  Rills  of 
Ci'cdit  to  me  in  Hand  well  &  truly  ))aid  at  y''  en- 
sealing &  delivery  of  these  Presents  by  Daniel  Wadlej'  of 
y"  Town  County  &  Province  afores''  House  Carpenter  the 
Receipt  whereof  I  acknowledge  &  own  my  self  fully  satisfied 
contented  &  paid  Have  given  grant(>d  bxrgained  sold  alien- 
ed assigned  set  over  &  confirmed  And  by  tliese  Presents  do 
fully  freely  clearly  &  absolute!}'  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  assign  set  over  &  confirm  unto  himy''  s''  Daniel  Wad- 
ley  &  to  his  Ileirs  &  Assigns  forever  a  certain  Piece  of  Land 
containing  ab(jut  five  Acres  be  y"  same  more  or  less  lying  & 
being  w"'  in  y"  Townshij)  of  lierwick  s''  Land  being  tims 
bounded  Beginning  at  a  certain  Piece  of  Marsh  sold  by  mc 
y*  s"*  Moses  Spencer  to  Nathaniel  Godin  next  to  my  own 
Marsh  running  as  my  own  Line  doth  to  ye  High  way  lead- 
ing from  Berwick  To  ^\\•lis  6c  from  thence  by  y*"  s'^  way  to 


192  Book  XIV,  Fol.  GO. 

y'  way  laid  out  through  y  s''  Wadleys  Land  together  w"'  all 
&  singular  y'  way.s  Profits  Priviledges  &  Ai)purtenanccs  To 
have  &  to  hold  8''  five  Acres  of  Land  &  all  y  other  above 
granted  liargained  &  conveyed  Premisses  unto  him  y"  s'' 
Daniel  Wadley  &  his  Heirs  Execut"  Administr''  &  Assigns 
To  his  &  their  own  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for- 
ever And  y"  s''  Daniel  \\'adlcy  his  Heirs  Executors  Admin" 
&  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  henceforth  &  forever  hereafter 
lawfully  peaceably  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  ocupv  possess  ct 
injov  ail  y"  above  granted  and  bargained  Premisses  they  be- 
ing free  &  clear  and  clearly  ac(iuitted  exonerated  &  dis- 
charged of  &  from  all  &  all  manner  of  former  it  other  txifts 
Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Titles  Troubles 
Thirds  Dowrys  Judgments  Executions  Encumbrances  Claims 
&  Demands  whatsoever  And  furthermore  I  y''  said  Moses 
Spencer  my  Heirs  Execut'^  &  Admin"'  shall  from  hence  forth 
&  forever  hereafter  warrant  &  defend  y-'  said  five  acres  of 
Land  with  all  y"  above  granted  &  bai'gained  Premisses  unto 
him  y"  s"  Daniel  Wadley  &  to  his  Heirs  Exccutr^  Admin-^*  iSc 
Assigns  forever  against  y  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  all 
Persons  whatsoever  In  witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set 
my  Hand  &  Seal  July  the  First  Anno  Domini  Seventeen 
hundred  &  twenty  9  &  in  y^  Second  Year  of  his  Majesty 
King  George  y«  Second  his  Reign  over  great  Brittain  &c 

Moses  Spencer  (a  seal) 

Siynd  Scald  &  Deliver"  in  y"  Presence  of  us  Tho  Collins 
John  Bradstreet 

York  sc  June  29">  1730  Moses  Spencer  personally  appear- 
ed before  me  y"  Subscriber  &  acknowledged  y"  within  lu- 
strum'" to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Hump.  Chadbourn     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  y"  Orig'  rec'>  Jan.  5'"  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


Know  all  Men  by  these   Presents  that  we  who  have  sign- 
ed our  Names  &  affixed  our  Seals  to  this  Pow- 
Sawyer.    Voik     ^i-  of  Attorney   have  constituted  ordained  iSc 
.Johnson  &c         appointed  &  by  these  Presents  do  constitute 
To  ordain  &  appoint  our  trusty  Friends  D'  Saimi- 

Moody&  Jones  el  Moodv  c^i  Phineas  Jones  both  of  Falnioutli 
in  Casco  Bay  to  be  our  lawful  Attorneys  to 
act  for  us  in  a  Meeting  of  the  Ancient  Proprietors  of  Fal- 
mouth which  is  to  be  holden  at  Boston  at  the  Sign  of  y" 
Green  Dragon  on  Monday  the  Twenty  First  Day  of  this  In- 
stant December  And  we  do  hereby  promise  to  allow  ralilie 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   61.  lt)3 

&  confirm  wluitsoover  our  .s''  Attorneys  shall  lawfully  do  or 
cause  to  be  done  in  s''  Meeting  by  Virtue  of  these  Presents 
with  full  Power  to  appoint  One  or  more  Attorneys  under 
them  our  s''  Attorneys  to  act  in  the  s''  Meeting  In  Witness 
whereof  we  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  atKxed  our  Seals 
this  Fourteenth  Da\'  of  December  Anno  Domini  1730 

John  Sawyer  (%^^i)  BenjTork  (l^ai)  Charles  John- 
son (|„i)  Benj*  Ingersoll  (l^ai)  ^inn'  Bucknam  (seai) 
James  Irish  (^^^i)  Edmund  Mountfort  (g^^,)  Tho:  Thomes 
(leal)  BenjrSkiUin  (a^,)  Zack  Brackitt  (J„,)  Natli' 
Jones  (1^^,)  [61]  Sauuiel  Cobb  (|^^i)  Peter  Walton 
(seal)     BenjMVright     (l^J 

York  ss/Falm°  Deceinb'  14  1730  Then  John  Sawyer 
Benj-^  York  Charles  Johnson  Benj-'  Ingersoll  Sam'  Bucknam 
James  Irish  Edmund  Mountfort  Thomas  Thonu's  Benj-'  Skil- 
len  Zech  :  Brackett  Nath'  Jones  Sam'  Cobb  Peter  Walton  & 
Benj''  Wright  acknowledged  the  Power  of  Attornc}'  on  the 
other  Side  to  be  their  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor:     Joshua  jNIoody     Just:Pac: 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Jan'^>  4.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  unto  whom  this  present  Deed  of  Sale  shall 
come  Cornelius  Waldo  of  Boston  in  the  County  of 
Waklo  Suffolk  in  Xew  England  Merch'  Sendeth  Greeting 
To  Know  ve  that  whereas  John  Manning  late  of  s''  Bos- 
Lewis  ton  Blacksmith  iSc  Johanna  his  Wife  in  &  by  a  cer- 
tain Deed  under  their  Hands  &  Seals  bearing  Date 
the  First  Day  of  May  Anno  Domini  1721  for  the  Consider- 
ation therein  mentioned  sold  i)c  conveyed  unto  John  Oulton 
Merchant  &  the  s*^  Cornelius  Waldo  in  afjual  Halves  Fifteen 
Hundred  Acres  of  Land  situate  lying  et  being  within  the 
County  of  Cornwall  in  New  England  Part  thereof  to  be  Two 
Islands  in  the  s''  Deed  mentioned  iS^  the  rt'inainder  Part  there- 
of to  be  certain  Necks  &  Tracts  of  Upland  iSi  Marsh  (iround 
w'''  granted  Lands  formerly  belonged  to  John  Mason  Dec'' 
&  are  to  be  laid  to  the  s''  Oulton  &  \Valdo  (or  their  Assigns) 
in  Proi)ortion  to  the  Quantity  &  Quality  of  vnvh  of  the  s'' 
Ti-acts  or  Parcels  of  Land  c*i  Islands  by  a  Surveyer  under 
Oath  at  their  Cost  ct  Charge  as  by  the  afores''  Deed  record- 
ed in  the  Secretiiry's  Office  (Relation  theri'to  or  to  tlu^  Re- 
cord thereof  being  had)  will  more  at  large  ajipear — Now 
further  KrK)W  }e  That  I  the  s''  Cornelius  Waldo  for  &  in 
Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  One   Hundred  iS^  Three  Pounds 


U)4  Book  XIV,  Fol.  (51. 

to  mc  in  Hand  well  &  truly  paid  at  &  before  the  Ensealing 
&  Delivery  of  these  Presents  by  Job  Lewis  of  Boston  afores" 
Merchant  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge 
have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  convev- 
ed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  give  grant  bargain 
sell  aliene  enfeoffe  convey  &  confirm  unto  the  s''  Job  Lewis 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  my  Right  Estate  Title  &  Li- 
terest  being  One  full  Moiety  or  half  Part  of  &  in  the  afores"^ 
Fifteen  Hundred  Acres  of  the  afores''  Lands  Part  thereof  to 
be  of  the  s''  Two  Islands  &  the  remaining  Part  to  be  or  con- 
sist of  the  Necks  &  Tracts  of  Upland  &  Marsh  Ground 
aforementioned  &  referred  to  in  &  liy  the  afores^'  Deed  & 
granted  to  me  the  s'^  Cornelius  Waldo  as  afores''  Together 
with  all  &  singular  the  Ways  Waters  Water  Courses  Pro- 
fits Pi'iviledges  Rights  CoiBodities  &  Appurces  thereunto 
belonging  &  the  Reversions  &  Remainders  thereof  To  have 
and  to  hold  the  s''  given  &  granted  Lands  &  Premisses  with 
the  Appiu'ces  unto  the  s''  Job  Lewis  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  And  I  the  s"'  Cornelius  Waldo  for  my  self  my  Heirs 
Exec™  &  Admin"  do  covenant  promise  grant  &  agree  to  & 
with  the  s'*  Job  Lewis  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  by  these  Pres- 
ents in  Manner  following  That  is  to  say  that  I  the  s''  Corne- 
lius Waldo  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  s"*  grant- 
ed Land  &  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  having  in  my  self 
full  Pffwer  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  sell  &  dispose  there- 
of in  Manner  as  afores*"  And  that  I  shall  &  will  warrant  & 
defend  the  Lands  hereby  granted  unto  him  the  s"  Job  Lewis 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  against  my  self  &  my  Heirs  & 
the  He  ires  of  the  s**  John  Manning  lately  Dec*  And  all  Per- 
sons claiming  any  Right  therein  by  from  or  under  us  or 
them  In  AVitness  whereof  I  the  s''  Cornelius  AValdo  ct  Faith 
my  Wife  (in  Token  of  her  free  Consent  to  these  Presents  & 
full  Relincjuishment  of  her  Dower  or  Thirds  of  &  in  the 
aforegrantcd  Premisses)  have  hereunto  put  our  Hands  & 
Seals  the  Twenty  Sixth  Day  of  August  Anno  Dom'  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hund''  &  Twenty  Eight 

Cornelius  Waldo     (seai)     Faith  Waldo     (seal) 

Signed  Seal'^  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  Thomas  Wroe 
Sam'  Tyley 

Rcc'  the  Day  &  Year  abovewritten  of  M''  Job  Lewis  the 
sum  of  One  Hundred  &  Three  Pounds  in  full  for  the  Lands 
granted  Him  in  the  aforegoing  Deed 

p     Corne^  Waldo 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  August  the  2()"'  1728  "SI'  Cornelius 
AValdo  &  Faith  his  A\'ife  freeh'  acknowledged  the  aforego- 
ing Instrument  to  be  their  fi'ee  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     John  Ballantine     J  ;  Pac* 


o 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  (;2.  It: 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Ori,i,-iii:il  KeC  Jan'^>'  5.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


This  present  WritUig  indented  witnesseth  an  agreement 
between  John  Brocas  of  Boston    in  the  County  of 
Brocas  A    Suffolk  &  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in 
Hamilton    Xew  Enghind  Cabhinct  ]\hiker  &  Alexander  Ham- 
To  ilton  of  Arowsick  in  the    County  of  York  &  Prov- 
Lewis         ince  afores*  Trader  on  the  One  Part  &  Job  Lewis 
of  Boston  afores''  Merchant  Impr»  That  the  s'' John 
Brocas  &  Alexander  Hamilton  for  the  Consideration  herein- 
after mentioned  to  be  done  on  tlie  Part  of  the  s''  .Fob  Lewis 
do  by  these  Presents  covenant  promise  grant  &  agree  to  give 
&  pass  unto  the  s''  Job  Lewis  his  Exec"  Admin"-"  or  Assigns  a 
good  &  legal  Deed  of  One  Third  Part  of  a  Saw  Mill  when 
&  so  soon  as  the  same  is  erected  on  a  Stream  comonly  call- 
ed &  distinguished  by  y^  Name  of  Half  Way  Creek  on  Ken- 
ebeck  Kiver  against  Lynds  Land  in  the  Eastern  Side  of  s'' 
River  with  One  Third  Part  of  y"  Stream  as  also   One  Hun- 
dred Acres  of  Land   lying   &  being  on  burnt  Jacket  Point 
fronting  Kenebock  River  half  a  Mile  from  s''  Point  up  y" 
River  to  a  Cove  adjoining  to  M'  Love  of  Bristol  his  Farm 
Also  one  third  Part  of  all  y  Land  Southerly  adjoining  to  s'' 
Creek  w""  y*"  s<'  Brocas  and  Hamilton  lay  Claim  to  &  have  in 
Possession  w'"  if  confirmed  to  them  y"  s''  Job  Lewis   is  to 
have  one  third  Part  thereof  Together  with  with  free  Liberty 
to  cut  &  make  y"  s"*  Lewis  his  Part  of  Hay  in  y"  back  Mead- 
ow so  called  &  to  carry  off  y"  same  when  he  or  his  assigns 
shall    judge  proper  And  also  one  third  Part  of  all  woods 
Trees    Underwoods  Pools  Ponds    Waters    Rivers    Streams 
Rights  Members  it  all  Mines  Minerals  <&  Appur'='=''  whatso- 
ever to  y*  said  Premisses  belonging  or  in  any  wise  apper- 
taining In  Consideration  whereof  the  s''  Job  Lewis  for  him- 
self his   Heirs  Execut"  &  Admin"  Doth  hereby   Covenant 
promise  &  agree  to  pay  or  cause  to  be  paid  unto  y*  s'J  John 
Brocas  &  Alexander  Hamilton  their  Order  &  Assigns  y«  full 
&  just  Sum  of  two  hundred  Pounds  in  good  &  lawful  [62] 
publick  Bills  of  Credit  on  y'' Province  afores*"  in  Manner  fol- 
lowing Part  thereof  to  enable  y"  said   Brocas  &.  Hamilton  to 
erect  y"  said  Mill  &  y"  remaining  Part  when  y«  s''  Mill  shall 
be  finished  And  it  is  agreed  that  in  Case  y"  s''  Mill  shall  be 
burnt  down  by  y"  Enemy  within  y"  space  of  four  Years  from 
y"  Time  of  its  being  erected  that  then  y"  s'^  Brocas  &  Hamilton 
"shall  i)ay  to  y"  s''  M'  Lewis  his  Order  or  Assigns  y''  SuiS  of 
fifty  Pounds  in  good  &  lawful  publick   Bills  of  Credit  on  y" 


196  Book  XIV,  Fol.   (52. 

Province  of  y""  Mas.saoluisc'tts  Bay  afoi.said  To  y'' true  Por- 
furmuiuf  of  y""  Preini.s.se.s  tlic  Parties  to  tlu'st'  Present  In- 
dentures Do  bind  &  oblige  thenisclve.s  tlieir  Heirs  Execut"^^ 
&  Admin"*  each  unto  y*"  other  his  Execut"  Aduiin"  &  As- 
signs in  y  SuiTi  &  Penalty  of  five  Inindred  Pounds  currant 
money  of  New  England  lirml^' by  these  Presents  In  Witness 
whereof  the  Parties  to  these  Present  Indentures  have  here- 
unto interchangeably  sot  their  Hands  &  Seals  the  twenty 
third  Da}'  of  Decemb"^  Anno  Dom'  1728  Annocj  K'  II'Mjeorgii 
Secundi  Magna  Britannia  etc  Secundo 

John  Brocas     (seal)     Alex''  Hamilton      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us  David 
Melvill  Jos  :  Marion 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  May  1(1.  1729  Mess'*  John  Brocas  & 
Alex"  Hamilton  appeared  &  acknowledgee  this  Instrument 
to  be  their  tree  Act  it  Deed: 

Before  me     Sam'  Checkley     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original   Rec'  Jan'>  5.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg' 


To  all  People  unto  whom  this  present  Deed  of  Sale  shall 
come  John  Burt  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk 
^"'t  in  New  England  (ioldsmith  sendeth  Greeting  Know 
To  ye  that  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Fifty 
Lewis  Pounds  Currant  Money  of  New  England  to  me  in 
Hand  well  &  truly  paid  at  &  before  the  Delivery  of 
these  Presents  by  Job  Lewis  of  Boston  af ores''  Merch'  The 
Receipt  of  which  Sum  to  full  Content  &  Satisfaction  is  here- 
by acknowledged  I  the  s'' John  Burt  have  given  granted  bar- 
gained conveyed  ct  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  give 
grant  bargain  sell  convey  ct  confirm  unto  the  s''  Job  Lewis 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  full  Quarter  Part  of  a  cer- 
tain Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  Sheep- 
scot  River  so  called  between  Sagadahoc  &  Nova  Scotia  the 
same  being  formerly  in  the  Government  of  New  York  &  is 
a  Fourth  of  that  Land  W"  I  purchased  of  M'"  Allice  Clarke 
of  New  Castle  in  the  Province  of  New  Hampshire  AVidow 
One  of  the  Two  Daughters  &  only  Children  of  William 
Davie  late  of  Sheepseot  afores''  Yeoman  Dec'  who  was  the 
only  Son  &  Heir  of  George  Davie  late  of  the  same  Place 
Mariner  Dec'  Intestate  as  by  her  Deed  for  thi;  same  bearing 
Date  y"  5"'  Day  of  Jul}'  last  past  well  executed  acknowledg- 
ed &  recorded  in  y"  Book  of  Deeds  &  Conveyances  of  Lands 
etc  in  the  Secretary's  Office  of  y"  Province  of  the  Massachu- 
setts Bay  Relation  thereto  or  to  y'  Record  thereof  being  had 


p 


Book  XIV,   Fol.   C-i.  liH 

will  fully  ajjpciir  Toi^ctlier  with  Our  full  (.Quarter  Part  of  all 
Trees  W^oods  Underwoods  Pond.s  I.shind.s  CrecU.s  River.s  Riv- 
ulets Waters  Str(>anis  Water  Courses  Alines  Minerals  Pro- 
fits Priviledges  &  Appurces  thereto  heloniring  it  the  Kever- 
sion.s  &  Remainders  thereof  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s'' 
gnxnted  Land  &.  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  &  every  Part 
thereof  unto  the  s''  Job  Lewis  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  from 
henee  forth  &  forever  more  And  I  the  s'^  John  Burt  do 
avouch  my  self  at  it  luitil  the  Time  of  the  Delivery  of  these 
Presents  to  be  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  s''  granted 
Land  &  Preniisses  and  do  covenant  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec'^ 
&  Admin'*  to  &  with  the  s''  Job  Lewis  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
by  these  Presents  to  warrant  &  defend  the  s''  granted  Land 
tt  Premisses  with  the  Appurees  unto  him  &  them  for  ever 
against  the  s*  Allice  Clarke  &  her  Heirs  &  against  my  self 
&  my  Heirs  &  all  other  Persons  elaiming  any  Right  Title  or 
Interest  therein  by  from  or  under  us  or  them  In  Witness 
whereof  I  the  s'"  John  I)Urt  ilt  Abigail  my  Wife  (in  Token 
of  her  free  Consent  to  these  Presents  1!^:  full  Relincjuishment 
of  all  her  Dower  or  Thirds  in  the  s""  granted  Lands  &  Prem- 
isses have  hereunto  put  our  Hands  &  Seals  the  Twenty 
Seventh  Day  of  February  Anno  Domini  1728/i» 

John  Burt     (Seal)      Abigail  Burt      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  it  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  Sam'  Gray  John 
Blowers 

Received  the  Day  &  Year  within  written  of  ]\I'  Job  Lewis 
the  Sum  of  Fifty  Pounds  in  full  for  the  Land   sold  him 

p  me     flohn  Burt 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  Feb^>  27.  1728  M'  John  Burt  ct  Abi- 
gail his  Wife  i)sonally  a{)i)eared  &  acknowledged  the  within 
written  Instrument  to  be  their  free  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Joseph  A\'adsw()rth  Jus  :   Pac* 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Jan'*  5  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moodv     Reg' 


To  all  Pt'ojjle  unto  whom  this  present   Deed  of  Sale  shall 
come  Eunice  Willard   of  Boston   within  the  County 
Willaid     of  Suffolk  iSL-  Province   of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in 
''"  New  England   Spinster  sendeth   Greeting  Know  ye 

Lewis  that  I  the  s''  Eunice  ^\'illard  for  &  in  Consideration 
of  the  Sum  of  Three  Hundred  Pouufls  in  good  pub- 
lick  I'ills  of  Credit  of  the  Province  afores'  to  inc  in  Hand  at 
iSL  before  the  Ensealing  tVc  Delivery  of  these  Presents  well  it 
truly  paid  by  Job  Lewis  of  Boston  afore>''  Merch'  the  Re- 
ceipt whereof  I  do   hereb\-  acknow  leflge   lia\'e    granted  bai'- 


198  Book  XIV,  Fol.  63. 

gained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  released  conveyed  &  confirm- 
ed, and  by  these  Presents  do  fully  &  absolutely  grant  bar- 
gain sell  aliene  enfeoff  release  convey  &  confirm  unto  the  s'' 
Job  Lewis,  all  my  Right  Title  Interest  Claim  &,  Demand 
whatsoever  being  One  Third  Part  in  Common  &  undivided 
of  in  &  unto  all  that  Ti-act  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  & 
being  above  Saco  Falls  in  the  County  of  York  &  Province 
afores''  formerly  called  the  Province  of  Main  in  New  Eng- 
land contJiining  Fifteen  Hundred  Acres  being  in  Breadth  up 
iSaco  liiver  One  Mile  North  Westerly  &  runeth  in  Length 
into  the  Main  Land  keeping  the  afores''  Breadth  as  to  make 
up  the  Quantity  &  Number  of  Fifteen  Hundred  Acres  & 
lieth  adjo^Miing  to  the  Land  of  the  Heirs  or  Assigns  of  Elia- 
kim  Hutchinson  Es(i'  Deced  ;  Together  with  all  &  singular 
Woods  Underwoods  Tuuber  Meadows  Marshes  Waters  Wat- 
er Courses  F'ences  Ways  Passages  Fishings  Fowlings  Com- 
ons  Comodities  Rights  Priviledges  Profits  Liberties  Imnumi- 
ties  &  Hereditaments  whatsoever "Towinirarisiii";  bein<>com- 
ing  or  issuing  in  upon  or  out  the  s''  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land 
or  only  Part  or  Parcel  thereof  To  have  and  to  hold  the  afore- 
granted  &  bargained  One  Third  Part  of  the  said  Tract  or 
Parcel  of  Land  &  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  unto  the  s'' 
Job  Lewis  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  To  his  &  their  only  proper 
Use  Benefit  <&  Behoof  for  ever — And  I  the  s''  Eunice  Wil- 
lard  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  do  covenant 
grant  &  agree  to  &  with  the  s''  Job  Lewis  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs by  these  Presents  in  Manner  &  Form  following  that  is 
to  say  [63]  That  at  &  until  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of 
these  Presents  I  the  s''  Eunice  VVillard  am  the  true  sole  ct 
lawful  owner  of  One  Third  Part  in  Common  &  undivided  of 
the  aforementioned  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  &  Premisses 
with  the  Appurces  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  One  certain  Inden- 
ture or  Deed  of  Settlement  made  of  the  same  the  Fourth  of 
September  1679.  between  Edward  Tyng  then  of  Boston 
afores''  Es(i''  it  Mary  his  Wife  (both  since  Dec'')  on  the  One 
Part  and  Jonathan  Tyng  of  Dunstable  in  New  England 
afores''  Gent  &  Edward  Tyng  Jun'  of  Boston  afores''  Merch' 
(both  since  also  Dec')  on  the  other  Part  as  by  the  same  or 
the  Recoi'd  thereof  (Reference  thereto  being  had)  may  fully 
appear  and  have  in  my  self  full  Power  good  Right  c'c  lawful 
Authority  to  grant  sell  &  dispose  of  the  s'^'  Third  Part  of  the 
s''  Land  &  Premisses  with  the  Ap})urces  in  Manner  it  Form 
afores''  the  same  being  free  &  clear  &  clearly  ac(iuitted  ex- 
onerated &  discharged  of  t*t  from  all  Manner  of  tcn-mer  and 
other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Releases  Mort- 
gages Joyntures  Dowers  Judgments  Executions  Entails  For- 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   63.  109 

feitures  &  of  &  from  all  other  Titles  Troubles  Charges  & 
Encumbrances  whatsoever  And  further  }''  I  the  s''  Eunice 
Willard  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  shall  &  will  warrant  & 
defend  tlie  s''  granted  &  bargaiiu'd  One  Third  Part  of  y"  s<' 
Land  and  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  unto  him  the  s<'  Job 
Lewis  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  for  ever  against  the  lawful 
Claims  &  Demands  of  all  &  every  Person  &  Persons  whatso- 
ever In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s''  Eunice  Willard  have  here- 
unto set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Twenty  Seventh  Day  of  Sep- 
tember Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  »& 
Twenty  Nine  &  in  the  Third  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sov- 
ereign Lord  Cioorge  the  Second  by  the  Grace  of  God  of 
Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  Faith 
&c  Eunice  Willard     (|^^,) 

Signed  Sealed  &  DeliV  in  the  Presence  of  Benj-''  Rolfe 
Ant°  AVoulfe 

Received  on  tlie  Day  of  the  Date  of  this  Deed  of  the 
aforenamed  Job  Lewis  the  Sum  of  Three  Hundred  Pounds 
being  the  Consideration  Money  therein  expressed 

p  Eunice  AVillard     £  300 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  Sept"^  21)  1729  The  aforenamed  Eunice 
Willard  psonaiiy  ai)jiearing  acknowledged  the  aforewritten 
Instrument  by  her  executed  to  be  her  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Habijah  Savage     Jus  :  Pac* 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec''  Jan-T  5  1730 

Attest     Jos :  ]Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  unto  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Thom- 
as Westbrook  of  Falmouth  in  the  County  of 
Wt!slbio(>k      York  it  Province  of  the  ^Massachusetts  Bay  in 

To  New  England  Esif  sendeth  Greeting  Know  ye 

Lewis  that  whereas  Thomas  Hutchinson  of  Boston  in 

New  England  Esi|'  did  in  y'^  Year  of  our  Lord 
1714  in  Company  with  John  Wentworth  Adam  Winthrop 
Esq"  &  others  purchase  of  Ephraim  Savage  Admin''  to  y"  Es- 
tate of  Richard  Wharton  late  of  s''  Boston  Esq"'  Dec''  certain 
I^ands  lying  &  being  in  the  County  of  York  within  the 
Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  afores**  as  follows  viz  All 
the  Land  from  the  uppermost  Part  of  Androscoggin  Falls 
Four  Miles  Westward  <ic  so  down  to  Maquoit  by  the  River 
of  Pejepscot  &  from  the  other  Side  of  Androscoggen  upper- 
most Falls  the  Land  to  run  from  Five  Miles  above  s<'  An- 
droscoggen ujipermost  Falls  upon  a  South  West  &  North 
East  Line  over  to  Kenebeck  River  &  all  the  Land  from  s"* 
Line  down  to  Pejepscot  &  Merry  Meeting  Bay  &  all  the 


200  Book  XIV,  Fol.  fi3. 

Liind.s  from  ^Iiuiuuit  in  Csisco  Bay  to  Pcjcpscot  &  to  hold 
the  .saiiR^  Breadth  where  the  Land  will  bear  it  down  to  a 
Place  called  Atkins'y  Bay  near  to  Saiiadehock  or  the  West- 
erly Side  of  Kenebeek  Kiver  ct  all  Islands  in  Kenebeck  & 
Pejepscot  Rivers  &  Merry  Meetin^*^  Bay  i.^  within  the  afores'' 
Bounds  it  Land  between  the  s''  Atkins's  Bay  &  Small  Point 
Harbour  the  Lands  &  Rivers  &  Ponds  interjacent  contain- 
ing in  Breadth  about  Three  English  Miles  more  or  less  & 
particularly  the  Neck  of  Land  called  Merryconeage  &  the 
Island  called  Sebascodeiiiiin  T(J2;ether  with  all  Rivers  Rivu- 
lets  Brooks  Ponds  Waters  Water  Courses  all  Wood  Trees 
Timber  &  all  Mines  Minerals  Quarries  &  especially  the  sole 
&  absolute  Use  &  Benefit  of  Salmon  &  Sturgeon  Fish  within 
the  Bounds  afores''  by  Virtue  of  W''  Purchase  One  Eighth 
Part  of  the  s''  Lands  it  Hereditaments  became  vested  in  the 
s"*  Thomas  Hutchinson  to  be  held  in  severalty  to  him  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  as  p  s''  Deed  Dated  the  5"'  of  November 
1714  duely  executed  &  recorded  (Kefei'cnce  thereto  being 
had)  will  more  fully  ajijiear  And  whereas  the  s''  Tho"  Hut- 
chinson by  deed  bearing  Date  the  Day  next  before  the  Date 
hereof  for  the  Consideration  therein  mentioned  did  bargain 
sell  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Thomas  Westbrook  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  for  ever  in  Fee  his  the  s''  Thomas  Hutchinsons 
Eighth  Part  in  y«  Lands  &  Premisses  before  described  &  in 
Particular  his  First  Division  of  One  Thousand  Acres  of  Land 
bordering  upon  Cathanee  River  &  Merry  Meeting  Bay  &his 
Second  Division  fronting  Three  (Quarters  of  a  Mile  on  Long 
Beach  in  Kenebeck  River  &  holding  the  same  Breadth  over 
to  Casco  Bay  &  his  Interest  in  the  several  Lands  to  W'  he 
hath  purchased  a  Quit  Claim  in  Conjunction  with  his  Part- 
ners not  otherwise  already  disposed  of  by  Ilim  &  Them  To- 
gether with  the  Rights  Priviledges  &  Aj)})urces  thereunto 
belonging  or  in  any  wise  apiiertainingas  by  the  s''  last  men- 
tioned Deed  (Reference  thereto  being  also  had)  will  more 
fullv  appear  Now  Know  ye  that  I  the  s''  Thomas  Westbrook 
for  i<:  in  Consideration  of  Three  Hundred  &  Thirty  Three 
Ounces  &  One  Third  of  an  Ounce  of  Silver  to  me  in  Hand 
at  &  before  the  Ensealing  i^  Delivery  of  these  Presents  well 
&  truly  j)aid  by  Job  Lewis  of  Boston  afores'^  Merch'  the 
Reci^  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  to  full  Content  & 
Sati.sfiictioii  ct  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do 
acquit  exonerate  &  discharge  the  s''  Job  Lewis  hi*  Heirs  & 
Assigns  for  ever  by  thes(!  Presents  have  given  granted  bar- 
gained sold  enfeoffed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do 
fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  enfeoff  iVc 
confirm  unto  Him  the  s''  Job  Lewis  One  full  Third  Part  of 


Book  XTV,  Foi..   64.  201 

my  Eighth  Part  of  all  &  .siin,nil:ir  the  Land.s  &  Preinisses 
with  the  Aiipuiros  before  griiiitcd  c^  convoA'ed  to  me  by  the 
s''  Thomas  Ilutfiiinsoii  Es(i'  in  &  by  the  afore  in  Part  reeit- 
ed  Deed  To  iuive  and  to  iioid  tlie  same  unto  him  tlie  s''  Job 
Lewis  liis  Heirs  iSb  Assigns  for  ever  in  as  full  &  ample  Man- 
ner &  Form  to  all  Intents  &  Purposes  whatsoever  as  I  am 
entitled  to  the  s'>  Third  Part  by  force  &  Virtue  of  y"  s"  Hut- 
ehinson's  afore  in  Part  recited  Deed  to  me  f I'ce  &  clear  from 
all  Claims  Titles  >.Vc  Demands  from  me  the  s''  Thomas  West- 
brook  it  from  all  Persons  whomsoever  claiming  or  holding 
by  from  or  under  me  In  Testimony  whereof  I  have  hereunto 
set  mv  Hand  iSc  Seal  the  Second  Day  of  January  Anno  Domi- 
ni 172!)  &  in  the  Third  Year  of  y''  Keign  of  our  Sovereign 
Lord  (ieorge  the  Second  by  the  (irace  of  (iod  of  (ireat  Bri- 
tain France  &  Ireland  Kini;  Defend"^  of  v""  Faith  &c 

Tho«  Westbrook     (|^^,) 

SigiU'd  Scaled  it  Deliv'  in  the  Presence  of  Beiij*'  Rolfe 
Antli"  A\'oulfc 

Received  on  the  Day  of  the  Date  of  this  Deed  of  the 
aforenamed  Job  Lewis  three  Hundred  Thirty  Three  Ounces 
&  One  Third  of  an  Ounce  of  Silver  being  the  C'onsideration 
therein  expressed  j)     Thdinas  \\('stbr()ok 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  Jan"  o''  172'.l.  The  aforenamed  Thom- 
as Westbrook  Esq"^  jisonally  appearing  acknowledged  the 
aforewritten  Insti'ument  to  be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me      Edw'  Hutchinson  Just:   Pac' 

A  true  Co)iy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Jan'^"  5.  17;!n 

Attest     Job:  Moodv     Reg" 


■-& 


[64]  To  all  People  unto  whom  these  Presents  shall 
come  Stephen  Minot  of  Boston  within  the  County  of 
Minot  Suffolk  &  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New 
T"  England  Es(i''  sendeth  tireeting  Know  ye  that  where- 
Lewis  ;is  I  the  s''  Stephen  Minot  did  in  the  Year  of  our 
Lord  1714  in  Compan}'  with  John  "W'entworth  Adam 
Winthrop  Esci"^  &  others  ])urchase  of  Ephraim  Savage  Ad- 
min" to  the  Estate  of  Richard  AVharton  late  of  s''  Boston 
Esci"^  Dec'  certain  Lands  lying  iSc  being  in  tht^  County  of 
York  within  the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  afores'' 
as  follows  viz  All  the  Land  from  the  ujjperiuost  Part  of  An- 
droscoggin Falls  Four  Miles  Westward  &  so  down  to  Ma- 
i|noit  by  the  River  of  Pejepscot  &  from  the  other  Side  of 
Androscoggen  ui)pt'rmost  Falls  the  Land  to  run  from  Five 
Miles  above  s''  Androscoggen  up])ermost  Falls  upon  a  South 
West  &  North  East  Line  over  to  Kenebeck  River  &  all  the 


202  Book  XIV,  Fol.   (U. 

Land  from  s'^  Line  down  to  Pejcpscot  &  Merry  Meeting  Bay 
&  all  the  Lands  from  ilacjuoit  in  Casco  Bay  to  Pejepscot  & 
to  hold  the  same  Breadth  where  the  Land  will  bear  it  down 
to  a  Place  called  Atkins's  Bay  near  to  Sagadehock  on  the 
Westerly  Side  of  Kencbeck  River  &  all  Islands  in  Kenebeck 
&  Pejepscot  Rivers  &  Merry  Meeting  Bay  &  within  the 
aforcs''  Bounds  &  Land  between  the  s''  Atkins's  Bay  &  Small 
Point  Harbour  the  Lands  &  Rivers  &  Pond  interjacent  con- 
taining in  Breadth  about  Three  English  Miles  more  or  less 
&  particularly  the  Neck  of  Land  called  Menyconege  &  the 
Island  called  Sebascodesgin  Together  with  all  Rivers  Rivu- 
lets  Brooks  Ponds  Waters  Water  Courses  all  Wood  Trees 
Timber  &  all  Mines  Minerals  Quarries  &  especially  the  sole  & 
absolute  Use  &  Benefit  of  Salmon  &  Sturgeon  Fishing  within 
the  Bounds  aforcs''  by  Virtue  of  Which  Purchase  One  Eighth 
Part  of  the  s'^  Lands  &  Hereditaments  became  vested  in  me 
to  be  held  in  Severalty  to  me  my  Heirs  &  Assigns  as  p  s** 
Deed  Dated  S'^"  November  1714  ducly  executed  &  recorded 
(Reference  thereto  being  had  )  will  more  fully  appear  Now 
know  ye  that  I  the  s''  Stephen  Minot  for  &  in  Consideration 
of  the  Sum  of  Three  Hundred  Thirty  Three  Pounds  Six 
Shillings  &  Eight  Pence  in  good  publick  Bills  of  Credit  of 
the  Province  afores''  to  me  in  Hand  at  tt  before  y"  Enseal- 
ing &  Delivery  of  these  Presents  well  &  truely  paid  by  Job 
Lewis  of  Boston  afores"  Merch'  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do 
hereby  acknowledge  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel 
thereof  do  acquit  exonerate  &  discharge  the  s'^  Job  Lewis 
his  Ileii's  ExeC^  &  Admin'^'*  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  enfeoffed  &  confirmed  &  by 
these  Presents  do  fully  freely  &  absolutely  grant  bargain 
sell  enfeoffe  &  confirm  unto  Him  the  s''  Job  Lewis  One  full 
Third  Part  of  my  Eighth  Part  of  all  &  singular  the  Lands  & 
Premisses  before  described  ct  of  my  Interest  in  the  several 
Lands  to  which  I  have  purchased  a  Quit  Claim  in  Conjunc- 
tion with  my  Partners  not  already  otherwise  disi)osed  of  by 
me  &  them  Together  with  the  Rights  Priviledges  &  A})pur- 
ces  thereunto  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  (Re- 
serving to  my  self  my  Heirs  &  assigns  my  Farm  at  Mare 
Point  in  the  present  Occupation  of  Robert  Speare  &  Three 
Hundred  &  odd  Acres  of  Land  to  be  yet  laid  out  either  in 
Brunswick  f)r  Topsham  to  make  good  my  First  Division  of 
One  Thousand  Acres  &  reserving  likewise  my  Second  Divi- 
sion Lot  fronting  Three  Quarters  of  a  Mile  upon  Kencbeck 
River  &  to  hold  the  same  Breadth  over  to  Casco  Bay  u{)on 
a  Course  AVest  &  by  North  Half  Northerly  bounded  North- 
erly in  Part  by  Winnegance  &  Southerly  by   the   Land   of 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   (;4.  203 

Adam  Wintlir()|)  Ks(j'  before  iiiiiiied  in  the  Present  Oeeiiiui- 
tiun  of  Juiiies  Savage)  To  have  and  to  hold  tlie  afore.s''  Third 
Part  of  uiy  Eiglith  Part  of  the  Lands  &  Premisses  af ores'' 
with  the  Priv Hedges  &  Appurces  thereunto  belonging  (Re- 
serving as  before  reserved  unto  him  the  s"'  -lob  Lewis  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Ust'  Benefit  & 
Behoofe  for  ever  free  &  clear  from  all  Claims  Titles  &  De- 
mands from  mo  the  s''  Stephen  Minot  &  from  all  Persons 
whomsoever  claiming  or  under  me  In  Testimony  whereof  I 
have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Fifth  Day  of  January 
Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty 
Nine  &  in  the  Third  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign 
Lord  George  the  Second  by  the  Grace  of  God  of  Great  Bri- 
tain France  t't  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  Faith  &c 

Stephen  Minot      (J^^,) 
Siffiied  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  Benj''Rolfe 
Anto'Woulfe 

Received   on   the   Day  of  the  Date  of  this   Deed    of  the 

aforenamed  Jol)  Lewis    the    Sum    of  Three 

£  oSo..  ()..  <S    Hundred  Thirty  Three  Pounds  Six  Shillings 

&    Eight    Pence    being    the    Consideration 

Money  therein  expressed 

p     Stephen  Minot 
Suffolk  ss/Boston  Jan'ylS.  1729 — The  aforenamed  Steph- 
en Minot  Es(f  psonally  appearing  acknowledged  the  afore- 
written  Instrument  to  be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     John  Ruck     Just:  Pac' 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Jan'^y  5.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  Walter  Denniford 
of  y  Town  of  Kittcry   in  the    County  of  York  & 
Denniford     Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 
To  land  Calker  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of 

Cutt  Forty  Shillings  currant  Money  to  me  in  Hand  be- 

fore the  Ensealing  &  Delivery.' hereof  well  &  tru- 
ly paid  by  Thomas  Cutt  of  the  same  Kittcry  afores''  Yeo- 
man the  Rec'  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  myself 
therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  have  given  granted  bar- 
gained &  sold  (S^  by  these  Presents  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec" 
&  Admin"  fully  freely  clearly  &  absolutely  give  grant  bar- 
gain sell  ali(?ne  enfeoffe  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s" 
Thomas  Cutt  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  all  my  Right  Title 
Interest  Share  Proportion  or  Dividend  w'''I  hav(^  or  ever 
had  in  &  to  the  Comon  tSc  undivided  Land   in   the  Towns  of 

Book  XIV  14 


204  Book  XIV,  Fol.  65. 

Kittcry  &  Berwick  or  cither  of  them  in  the  County  afores'' 
or  w''''  1  my  Heirs  Exec"^^  Admin"  in  Time  to  come  may 
might  sliould  or  in  any  wise  ought  to  have  by  any  after  Di- 
vision or  Settlement  by  the  Proprietors  of  either  of  y"  s'^ 
Towns  w"^  may  be  ordered  or  allotted  to  me  To  have  and  to 
hold  all  &  singular  the  Premisses  with  all  the  Priviledges  & 
A})j)urces  thereto  belonging  or  in  any  wise  ajjpertiiining  un- 
to him  the  s''  Thomas  Cutt  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  To  his  & 
their  sole  &  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofc  from  hence  forth 
&  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Walter  Denneford  my  Heirs  Ex'*  & 
Adm''*  to  him  the  s''  Thomas  Cutt  his  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin''* 
&  Assigns  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  here- 
after shall  &  will  wan-ant  &  defend  the  Title  &  Possession 
of  the  Premisses  &  every  Part  thereof  against  the  Claims  & 
Demands  of  all  &  every  Person  &  Persons  whatsoever — In 
Witness  whereof  I  have  hcreiuito  set  my  Hand  it  Seal  this 
Twenty  Seventh  Day  of  January  in  the  Third  Year  of  the 
Keign  of  King  George  the  Second  of  Great  Britain  Anno(i 
Domini  172i»/30 

Walter  Denniford  his  Mark  X  (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  DeliV  in  Presence  of  Jos:  Hammond 
John  Newmarcli 

York  ss/The  abovenamed  Walter  Denniford  psonally  ap- 
pearing acknowledged  this  Instrument  to  be  his  voluntary 
Act  &"Deed  Feb'y'l2:   1729/30 

Cor     Jos:  Haiiiond     J:  Pac* 

A  true  Co})y  of  the  Original  ReC  Jmvy  5.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg'' 


T(j  all  P(n)])le  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing &L-  Know  ye  that  I  William  Godsoe  of  Kittery 
Ciodsoe  iii'tlie  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Mas- 
To  sachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Husbandman  for  & 
Baiter  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Fourteen  Pounds  in 
good  Bills  of  Credit  of  y"  afores''  Province  to  me  in 
Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  j)aid  bv  John 
Barker  of  the  Place  afores''  ^lariner  the  Receipt  whereof  I 
do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  tt 
contented  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  cxonenite 
acquit  &  discharge  the  s''  John  Barter  his  Heirs  Exec'*  it 
Admin'*  for  ever  by  [65]  these  Presents  have  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these 
Presents  do  fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s'*  John  Barter  his 
Heirs  and  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  in  the 


Book    XIV,  Fol.  05.  205 

Township  of  Kittcry  aforcs''  contiiiiiing  One  Aero  joyning 
unto  the  House  Lot  whereon  the  s''  John  Barter  now  dwells 
Butted  &  bounded  as  followeth  (That  is  to  say)  Beginning 
on  the  South  East  Side  of  the  s''  House  Lot  &  runs  five 
Poles  by  the  Country'  Koad  from  tlie  aforcs''  House  Lot  & 
then  back  Twenty  Four  Poles  towards  the  South  "West  End 
of  s*  House  Lot  which  contains  One  Hundred  &  Twenty 
Poles ;  &  the  other  Forty  Poles  to  couipleat  the  s'>  Acre  lies 
at  the  South  A\'est  End  "of  the  s''  Acre  that  I  sold  to  the  s'' 
Barter  the  Third  Day  of  December  Anno  Domini  1725  it 
whereon  he  now  dwells  Together  with  all  the  Hereditaments 
Profits  Coiiiodities  &  Ap))urces  to  the  s"*  Land  belonging  or 
in  any  wise  a))i>ertaining  To  have  and  to  hold  the  »''  granted 
&  bargained  Premisses  with  all  tlie  Appiu'ces  Priviledges  & 
CoiSodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertain- 
ing to  him  the  s''  John  Barter  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
To  his  &  tlieir  own  ju-oper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofc  forever 
And  I  the  s''  William  Godsoe  for  mc  my  Heirs  Exec"  & 
Aduiin''^  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s'*  John 
Barter  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  here- 
of I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bargained 
&  sold  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the 
same  in  mine  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute 
Estate  of  Inherittmce  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good 
Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell 
convey  tt  confirm  s*  bargained  Premisses  in  ^Manner  as 
afores"  And  tiiat  the  s''  John  Barter  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever 
hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully 
jieaceably  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy 
the  s*  demised  tt  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Ai)})urccs 
free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  ac(iuitted  exonerated  &  dis- 
charged of  from  all  &  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts 
Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyn- 
tures  Dowries  eludgments  pjxe<  utions  Incumbrances  &  Ex- 
tents Furthermore  I  the  s''  A\'iiliani  Godsoe  for  my  self  my 
Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin'^  do  covenant  promist?  &  engage  the 
abovedemiscd  Premisses  to  him  the;  s''  John  Barter  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Per- 
son or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warnint  se- 
cure &  defend  And  Elisal)etii  fiodsoe  the  Wife  of  me  AV'" 
Godsoe  aboves''  doth  by  these  Presents  freely  &  willingly 
givr  yield  up  &  surrender  all  her  Right  of  Dowry  &  Power 
of  Thirds  of  in  &  unto  the  abovedemiscd  Pi-cmisses  unto 
him  the  s''  .loliii  Barter  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  In  Wit- 
ness whereof  I  the  s'  William  Godsoe  &  Elisabeth  my  Wife 


20ri  Book  XIV,  Fol.   Of). 

have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  this  Eighteenth  Day 
of  November  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred 
&  Thirty  Anno<j  K'  K'*  Georgii  Secundi  Magna  Britannia 
&c  (Quarto 

William  Godsoe  (Seai)  The  Sign  of  Elisabeth  Godsoe 
X       (Seal) 

Signed  Seal''  &  Delivered  in  y«  Presence  of  us  Alexand' 
Joans  Samwell  Joancs 

York  ss/Decemb"-  y"  Sl^"-  1730  M''  W"  Godsoe  abovenam- 
ed  psonally  appearing  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  in 
Writing  to  be  his  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Jos  :   Ilaiuond     J  :   Pac^ 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Kec'  Jan-^"  5.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg-^ 


To  all  Peojjle  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  John 
Piei'co  of  New  Castle  in  New  Hamjjs"^  in  New  Eng- 
Pierce  land  Shipwright  &  Barbara  his  Wife  sendeth  Greet- 
To  ing  Know  ye  that  the  s''  John  Pierce  &  Barbara  his 
Geiiish  Wife  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Forty 
Pounds  currant  Money  of  New  England  to  them  in 
Hand  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  well  &  truly 
])aid  by  Timothy  Gerrish  Es<y  of  Kittcry  in  the  County  of 
York  in  New  England  Yeoman  the  Rec'  whereof  to  full  Sat- 
is fai'tion  they  the  s''  John  Pierce  &  Barbara  his  Wife  do 
hereby  at'knowledgc  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel 
thereof  do  exonerate  accjuit  &  discharge  Him  the  s''  Tim" 
Gerrish  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  by  these  Presents  hath 
given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  & 
confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  doth  freely  fully  clearly  & 
absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  enfeoffe  convey  & 
confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Tim"  Gerrish  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  the  One  Seventh  Part  of  all  that  Eighty  Acres 
Land  situate  lying  &  being  on  the  Island  coiiionly  called  & 
known  by  the  Name  of  Chamiiernoons  Island  in  Kittery 
afores''  &  One  Seventh  Part  of  all  that  Island  situate  &  be- 
ing at  Enterance  of  PiscatjKjua  Harbour  called  &  known  by 
the  Name  of  Wood  Island  &  One  Seventh  Part  of  that  Is- 
land within  the  Harbour  at  the  ]Mouth  of  Braveboat  called 
Gooseberry  Island  It  being  One  Seventh  Part  of  all  that 
Eighty  Acres  of  Land  &  Islands  afores''  that  Nathan'  Fryer 
late  of  New  Castle  afores''  Esii"^  Dec"'  did  by  his  Deed  of  ("iift 
Dated  the  Thirteenth  Day  of  ^Iay  Anno  Domini  l(i.S(i  give 
to  his  Daughter  Elizalieth  Hinks  &  her  Heirs  for  ever  the 
afores''  Barbaiy   being  one  of  the  Daughters   &  Coheirs  of 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  ()5.  207 

Elisiibcth  Iliiiks  Dec'  Together  with  all  the  Priviledges  & 
Api)iuves  to  the  s''  One  Seveiitli  Part  of  tlie  s''  Eighty  Aere.s 
of  Land  »t  the  Islands  afore  belonging  or  in  any  wise  apper- 
tiiining  To  have  and  to  hold  all  the  before  granted  &  bar- 
gained Premisses  the  Priviledges  &  Appurces  thereof  unto 
hini  the  s''  Tim"  Gerrish  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  <t  their  own  projier  Use  &  Uses  from  henceforth  &  for- 
ever hereafter  lawfully  peaceably  &  quietly  to  have  hold  use 
occupy  possess  &  enjoy  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  ac- 
(luitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  &  from  all  Titles  Trou- 
hU's  Charges  <&  Encumbrances  w'soever  And  y'  the  .Fohn 
Pierce  &  Barbara  his  Wife  for  themselves  their  Heirs  Exec"^" 
&  Adm"  do  covenant  promise  c^  grant  to&  with  the  s''  Tim" 
Gerrish  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  they  the  s''  John  Pierce 
and  Barbara  his  Wife  at  the  Time  of  the  Ensealing  of  these 
Presents  are  &  stands  lawfully  seized  of  an  Est^ite  in  Fee 
simple  of  in  &  unto  all  &  singular  the  beforegranted  &  bar- 
gained Premisses  with  the  Priviledges  &  Appiu'ces  thereof 
without  any  Manner  of  Condition  or  Limitation  to  alter  or 
change  the  same  in  the  Right  of  the  s''  Barbara  and  also  that 
they  have  full  Power  true  Title  (in  the  Wife  as  afores'')  & 
absolute  authority  to  grant  bargain  &  sell  all  the  before 
granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Priviledges  &  Ap- 
j)urces  &  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  imto  the  s''  Tini"  Ger- 
rish his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  in  ^Manner  &  Form  as 
afores'i  And  further  they  s''  John  Pirce  &  Barbara  his  Wife 
for  themselves  &  their  Heirs  Exec"*  &  Admin"  do  covenant 
&  engaijre  the  before  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  To  him 
the  s'^  Tim"  (T(U-rish  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful 
Claims  &  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for 
ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  forever  to  defend  In  Wit- 
ness whereof  they  the  s''  John  Pierce  and  Barbara  his  Wife 
have  hereunto  set  their  Hands  &  Seals  this  thirtieth  Day  of 
October  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  King  Geoi'ge 
the  Second  of  Great  Britain  iScc  Annoij  Domini  17;}*) 

her 

John  Pearce     y»ua\)     Barbara  PearceX      (seal) 

Mark 

Sign''  Seal"  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Christopher  Fred- 
rick William   Prole 

Prov  :  New  Hamps''  John  Perce  &  Barbara  his  \\"iic 
psonally  ai)peared  before  me  the  Subscriber  the  30  :  Day  of 
October  1730  &  aeknowledgi;  the  above  Instrument  to  be 
their  Act  it  Deed 

.John  ffrost     Js  :  Peace 
A  true  Cojjv  of  the  Original  Received  Jan'^  5  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


208  Book  XIV,  Fol.  (jG. 

[66]     To  all  Persons  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  conic 
I  Sam'  Small  of  Kittery  in  the  County  of  York 
Small  within  his  Maj^>>'  Province  of  tlic  Massachusetts 

To  his  Sou  Bay  in  New  England  Yeoman  do  send  Greeting- 
Joseph  Know  ye  that  I  the  st^  Sam'  Small  for  &  in  Con- 
sideration of  the  Love  good  Will  &  Parental 
Affection  which  I  have  &  do  bear  towards  my  wel  beloved 
Son  Josejih  Small  of  the  same  Kittery  Husbandman  have 
given  granted  &  by  these  Present  do  freely  fully  ct  absolute- 
ly give  &  freely  grant  unto  the  s**  Joseph  Small  his  Heirs  &, 
Assigns  for  ever  Three  several  Tracts  or  Parcels  of  I^and 
lying  &  being  in  the  Town  of  Kittery  afores''  viz  all  tiiat 
my  Land  whereon  I  now  live  containing  about  Sixteen 
Acres  more  or  less  lying  at  a  Place  called  Sturgeon  Creek 
in  s"  Kittery  &  on  the  South  VYest  Side  of  s<'  Creek  &  joyn- 
ing  to  it  together  with  the  buildings  thereon  which  I  pur- 
chased of  Peter  Wittum  of  the  af ores''  Kittery  as  by  his 
Deed  Dated  the  Twelfth  Day  of  December  Anno  Domini 
1696  on  Record  appears  Also  One  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land 
containing  Twelve  Acres  lying  near  unto  Cap'  John  Heards 
Marsh  &  bounded  Eastwardly  by  Lands  of  M'  Frost  & 
Westwardly  by  M'  Shapleigh's  Land  or  however  otherwise 
the  same  is  bounded  w'=''  was  laid  out  to  me  by  Mess'^  W" 
Godsoe  &  Nicholas  Go  wen  Survey  ers  for  s''  Kittery  on  the 
Fourth  Day  of  March  Anno  Dom  :  16^)9/1700  as  p  their  Re- 
turn on  Record  appears  Also  One  other  Parcel  of  Land 
containing  Three  Acres  &  Forty  Eight  Poles  or  Rods  l3'ing 
by  Kittery  Road  &  by  M-^  Shapleigh's  Land  &  M--  Leightons 
&  M"-  Downing's  Lands  as  it  was  laid  out  to  me  by  Daniel 
Emery  Surveyor  for  s''  Kittery  the  Eighteenth  Day  of  March 
Anno  Dom:  1711/12  as  by  his  Return  on  Record  appears 
Together  with  all  my  Right  Title  &  Interest  to  &  in  the 
Coiiion  &  undivided  Lands  in  the  Towns  of  Kittery  Oc  Ber- 
wick by  any  way  or  Means  apjiertaining  or  belonging  to  me 
the  s''  Sam'  Small  To  have  &  to  hold  the  afores''  Tracts  or 
Parcels  of  Land  so  bounded  &  described  or  however  other- 
wise the  same  or  any  of  them  is  bounded  or  reputed  to  be 
bounded  to  him  the  s''  Joseph  Small  his  Heirs  c*t  Assigns  To 
his  &  their  f)nly  proper  Lse  Benefit  and  Behoofe  for  ever 
Together  with  all  &  singular  the  Benefits  Profits  Priviledges 
&  Appurces  Trees  Wood  &  Timber  Mines  Minerals  Water 
it  Water  Courses  thereunto  belonging  or  in  any  Ways  apper- 
taining to  him  the  s''  Joseph  Small  in  Manner  as  afores'' 
Only  reserving  to  ni}' self  Liberty  if  I  see  Caus(^  from  Time 
to  Time  &  at  any  Time  hc^reafter  to  have  &  use  in  such  Man- 
ner as  I  shall  think  fit  the    whole    of  the  Premisses  or  aii\' 


Book   XIV,  Fol.  66.  20il 

Part  thereof  for  &  durinij  the  Term  of  ni\'  natural  Life  & 
after  my  Deeeasc  be  the  s''  Joseph  .Small  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
shall  have  it  airain  in  Manner  as  afores''  for  ever  In  AVitness 
whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &,  Seal  the  Second 
Day  of  January  in  the  Second  Year  of  the  Kcign  of  our 
Sovereign  Lord  King  George  the  Second  Annoq  Domini 
One    Tliousand  Seven   Hundred  &  Twenty  Eight 

Sanuiel  Snial      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  James 
Donees  John  Morrcll  Sam'  Small  Jun' 

York  ss/Jan'>'  2  1728  Sanuiel  Small  abovenained  psonally 
ap])earing  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  in  ^^'ritingto 
be  his  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Jos  :  Haiuond     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Co})}-  of  the  Original  Kec'i  Jan')-  5  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"' 


To  all  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  I  Johnson  Har- 
mon do  send  Greeting  know  ye  that  I  the  s''  Johnson  Har- 
mon of  the  Town  of  York  in  the  County  of  York  in  the 
Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  (ient  for 
&  in  Considei-ation  of  the  Love  good  Will  &  affection  ^v"^  I 
have  &  do  bear  to  my  loving  Son  Richard  Jac(|aes  of  the 
aboves*  Town  County  &  Province  Gent,  have  given  &  grant- 
ed and  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give 
&  grant  unto  liiui  the  s'*  Richard  -laccjues  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  One  Lot  of  Land  situate  lying  [on  the]  North 
Side  the  River]  being  in  the  Town  it  County  afores''  [being 
Part  of  a  Neck  of  Land  now  in  my  Possession]  containing 
by  Estimation  Half  an  Acre  of  Upland  butted  &  bounded  as 
followeth  vi/  On  the  South  Side  by  the  Rail  Fence  now 
standinof  on  the  Edge  of  the  Bank  frontino;  the  River  Be<;:in- 
niiig  at  the  Stake  now  standing  to  the  Westward  of  the 
House  &  A\'ell  &  from  thence  running  Nortli  Half  a  Point 
Eastwardly  Eight  Rod.s  to  a  Stake  from  thenei^  on  a  Line 
East  Ten  Rod  it  from  thenc(\  running  Soutli  half  a  Point 
Westerly  Eight  Rods  Togetlier  with  the  whole  Front  of  Ten 
Rood  down  to  Low  Water  Mark  from  the  afores''  Fence  now 
standing  on  the  Bank  To  have  &  to  hold  the  s''  granted 
Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  &  Comodities 
to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  apjx'rtaining  to  him 
the  s''  Ricliaid  .lacijues  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  T<;  his 
ownly  pro])er  I'se  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  as  his  own 
proper  Estate  without  any  Manner  of  Condition  And  Mary 
Harmon  y  Wife  of   me    the    s''  Johnson  Harmon  doth  by 


210  Book   XIV,  Fol.  (ir,. 

those  Presents  freely  willing  give  yield  up  &  surrender  all 
her  Right  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  Thirds  of  in  &  unto  the 
above  demised  Premisses  unto  him  the  s''  Richard  Jaques 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto 
set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Fourteenth  Day  of  August  in  tiie 
Twelfth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  (ieorge 
by  the  Grace  of  God  of  Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland 
King  &c  &  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  (iod  One  Thousand 
Seven  Ilund  &  Twenty  Five 

Johnson  Harmon      (seal)     Mary  Harmon      (seal) 

Before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  those  Words  interlined 
in  the  Fifth  Line  [on  the]  &  added  in  the  Margin  [>.'orth 
Side  the  River]  &  in  the  Sixtli  Line  [&  being  Part  of  a 
Neck  of  Land  now  in  my  Possession] 

Signed  Seal'*  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Warren  Drink- 
water  Johnson  Harmon 

York  ss/Jan-^y  7  1730  Col°  Johnson  Harmon  psonally  ap- 
pearing acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  in  Writing  to 
be  his  voluntiiry  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Jos  :  Hamond     J  :  Pac^ 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  ,ran'>  7.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  We  Daniel  Paul  Jun'  &.  Josiali 
2  Pauls      Paul  both  of  Kittery  in  the  Count}'  of  York  in  the 
To  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 

Jaques  land  botli  Shipwrights  for  &  in  Consideration  of 
the  Sum  of  Ninety  Pounds  to  us  in  Hand  before 
the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truW  paid  by  Richard  Ja((ues  of 
York  in  the  County  afores''  Gent  in  good  Publick  Bills  of 
Credit  on  the  Province  afores''  the  Receipt  whereof  we  do 
hereby  acknowledge  &  c^  our  selves  tiicrcw  ith  fully  satislicd 
&  contented  <!c  thereof  c^  of  every  Part  iSi  Parcel  thereof  do 
exonerate  acciuit  &  discharge  Him  the  s'l  Richard  Ja(|ues  his 
Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin""  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  continued 
"&  b}'  these  do  freely  full}'  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain 
sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Richard  Jacjues 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Piece  or  Parcel  of 
Land  Iving  in  the  Township  of  York  containing  Half  an 
Acre  &  Seventeen  Poles  it  being  that  Lot  of  Land  w''  the 
s"*  Daniel  Paul  &  Josiah  Paul  bought  of  Col"  Johnson  Har- 
mon as  by  his  Deed  Dated  Feb'>  10  17-2(;/7  &  Reeoided 
Lib"  12  Fol"  231  of  York  County  Records  for  Deeds  c^c 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  (i?.  211 

Roforciico  b('iii2  thereunto  [67]  had  may  at  large  appear 
the  same  being  situate  on  the  lower  and  .South  Easterinost 
End  of  the  Point  of  Land  called  Harmons  Point  Together 
with  the  Dwelling  House  w''  the  s''  Pauls  have  begun  to 
build  thereon  &  all  other  the  Appurces  thereon  To  have  and 
to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the 
Appurces  Priviledges  &  Comodities  to  the  same  belonging 
or  in  any  wise  appertaining  To  him  the  s''  Richard  Jacjues 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper 
Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  &  we  the  s*  Daniel  Paul  vSL 
Josiah  Paul  for  our  selves  our  Heirs  Exec'^  &  Adm'*"  do  cov- 
enant promise  &  grant  to  iSc  with  tiie  s''  Richard  Jaques  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  we  are  the 
true  sole  i&  lawful  Owners  of  the  abovebargained  Premisses 
&  are  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  our  own 
projH'r  Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheri- 
tjince  in  Fee  simple  And  have  in  our  selves  good  Right  full 
Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &. 
confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  afores''  And 
that  the  s'>  Richard  Jaques  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may 
from  Time  to  Time  and  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  (jui- 
etly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s*  demised  & 
bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  &,  free- 
ly &  clearly  accjuitted  exonerated  «!i  discharged  of  from  all 
&  all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts  (Ji'ants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entjvils  Joyntures  Dowries  Judg- 
ments Executions  or  Incumbrances  of  what  Name  or  Nature 
soever  that  might  in  any  Measure^  or  Degree  obstruct  or 
make  void  this  prt'sent  Deed  Furthermore  Wv  the  s''  Daniel 
Paul  c&  Josiah  Paul  for  our  selves  our  Heirs  Exec"  &  Ad- 
min''* do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  t(j 
him  the  s''  Richard  Jaques  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  law- 
ful Claims  or  Denuinds  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever 
for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Pres- 
ents In  Witness  whereof  we  the  s''  Daniel  Paul  iSi  .losiali 
Paul  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the  Twentieth 
Day  of  October  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  King 
George  the  Second  Aiino(|  Domini  1730 

Daniel  Paul  Jun'      (Seal)      Josiah  Paul      (Seal) 

Signed  Seal''  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  Jos  :  Moody  Lucy 
Mf>ody  Mary  Bragdon 

York  ss/()ctobi'r  2P'  \i:'>()  Tlien  aiipcarcd  Daniel  I'aiil 
Jun'  c*i  flosiaii  Paul  &  severally  acUuowK'dged  y''  alxixe  lu- 
strum' in  \\'riting  to  l)e  their  Act  and  Deed 


212  Book  XIV,  FoL.   (17. 

A  truf  Copy  of  tlic  Oriiiinal  Ree.eiv'  Jaii''>'  7.  1730 

Attest     Jo.s :  Moody     Kog 


To  all  People  to  wlioin  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 

iiiii'  Know  \e  that  I  Saimicl  Eiiutv  of  Wells  in 

Emery  tile  County   of  York   within  his  Maj's*^  Province 

'^"  of  tile  iMassacliusetts  Bay  in  Acw  England  [Ihis- 

Littletieia  baiidnian]  for  &  in  Consideration  of  free  Liber- 
ty to  cut  any  or  all  Sort  of  Timber  in  the  Town- 
ship of  Arundel  now  called  which  was  Cape  Porpus  so  far 
!is  the  tirant  of  Cape  Porpus  will  bear  me  out  which  (Jrant 
was  granted  to  Edmund  Littlefield  &  Joseph  Littleheld  both 
of  Wells  Dec'  &  also  to  hale  it  when  I  will  &  where  I  will 
so  far  as  the  aboves'^  Grant  will  allow  of  I  am  therewith  ful- 
ly satisfied  &  contented  therefore  I  have  given  granted  bar- 
gained sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  b}'  these  Pres- 
ents do  freely  fully  &  ajjsolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Samuel  Littlefield 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  Half  Acre  of  Land  be  it 
more  or  less  lying  on  the  West  Side  of  Kenebunk  River  ad- 
joyning  to  s'^  River  the  Half  Acre  is  the  Half  oi  of  one  Acre 
laid  out  to[me]  for  the  Benefit  of  a  Mill  or  Mills  to  joyn  a 
Damm  to  with  the  Inhabitants  of  Arundel  or  with  those  par- 
ticular Persons  that  owns  the  Land  adjoyning  then'to  To 
have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with 
all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  &  Coiuodities  to  the  same  be- 
longing or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to  him  the  s'^  Sanuiel 
Littlefield  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only 
proper  Use  Benefit  i!t  Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Sanuiel 
Emery  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec''*  Admin"  do  covenant  prom- 
ise &  grant  to  &  with  the  s'^  Samuel  Littlefield  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole 
&  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bargained  Premisses  &  am  law- 
fully seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own  proper 
Right  as  a  good  perfect  &  absolute  Est«ate  of  Inheritance  in 
Fee  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  iSc  law- 
ful Authority  to  grant  biirgain  sell  convey  iSc  confirm  s''  bar- 
gained Premisses  in  Manner  as  aboves''  And  that  the  s'' Sam- 
uel  Littlefield  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time 
to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Vir- 
tue of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  ((uietly  have  hold 
use  occuj)y  possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  di'mised  l^  bargained 
Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clear- 
ly ac(iuitted  exonerated  and  discharged  of  from  all  &  all 
jNlanner  of    former   iM    other    Gifts    Grants    Bar<;ains  Sales 


e 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  08.  213 

Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  rlovntures  Dowries  Judg- 
ments Executions  Encumbrances  &  Extents  Furthermore  I 
the  said  Samuel  Emery  for  myself  my  Heirs  Exec'"  Admin" 
do  covenant  &  engage  the  abovcdcmised  Premisses  to  him 
thes*"  Samuel  Littlefleld  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  law- 
ful Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  from  mc 
or  under  me  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure 
&  defend  In  Witness  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal 
this  First  Day  of  November  Anno  Domini  1728  tt  in  the 
Second  Year  of  the  Reign  of  oui-  Sovereign  Lord  George 
of  England  Scotland  France  &  Ireland  King  &c 

Samuel  Enieiy      {sa\) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Daniel  (ireen- 
Icaf  Hugh  Bolton  Benj'^  Turston 

York  ss/ Wells  June  y  25  1730  Samuel  Emery  Personal- 
ly appeared  it  acknowledged  tliis  above  Instrument  or  Deed 
of  Sale  to  be  his  free  &  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Cor  Mc     John  Gray     Jus  :  Pac' 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  KeC  Jan-^J  7'l730 

Attest     Jos:  Moodv     Kco"^ 


Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  That  I  Xatiian'  DuncI  of 
the  Town  &  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the 
DoDnei  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Mariner  by  <!c 
To  with  the  Consent  of  my  Wife  Hannah  for  &  in  Con- 
Rayues  sideration  of  the  Sum  of  Twent}'  Four  Pounds  to 
me  in  Hand  i)aid  by  Francis  Kaynes  of  the  Town 
and  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  th(^  Massachusetts 
Bay  in  New  England  afores'*  Yeonuin  the  Receipt  whereof  I 
do  acknowledge  myself  fully  satisfied  contented  &  paid  &  do 
for  me  mv  Heirs  Exec"  and  Admin"  &  for  every  of  them 
fully  acquit  &  forever  discharge  him  the  s''  Franiis  Raynes 
Him  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  &  Assigns  of  &.  from  the  same 
&  of  every  Part  <!c  Parcel  thereof  have  given  granted  bar- 
gained sold  aliened  assigned  &  set  over  unto  him  the  s'' 
Francis  Ravnes  One  (Quarter  Part  of  a  Saw  Mill  with  the 
Appurces  to  her  belonging  it  One  (Quarter  Part  of  the  Dam 
&  Stream  thereunto  belonging  it  is  the  same  Mill  which  my 
Father  &  s''  Francis  Raynes  built  on  the  South  West  Side 
of  York  River  ct  willed  to  me  by  my  Father  &  standeth 
[68]  at  the  Head  of  tiie  Cove  cofnonly  called  Kogi'rs  Cove 
To  have  it  to  hold  the  aboves''  Mill  Dam  it  Stream  with  the 
Priviledges  thei-eunto  belonging  lo  liini  the  s""  Francis  Ray- 
nes his  lleirs  Exec"  Admin"  it  Assigns  for  ever  &.  y*-'  said 
Nathan  Dunel  for  himself  his  Heirs  Exec"  it  Admin"  it  for 


214  Book    XIV,  Fol.  (18. 

every  of  them  doth  promise  to  &  with  Iliiii  the  «''  Francis 
Eaynes  his  Heirs  Exec™  Admin'^^  &  Assicrns  &  to  <&.  with  every 
of  them  tiiat  at  Present  &  before  the  Ensealini;-  here  of  Me 
standeth  seized  &  possessed  &  possessed  of  the  bargained  cSc 
granted  Premisses  and  further  the  s''Natiian'  Dunel  for  himself 
his  Heirs  Exee"  it  for  every  of  tliem  doth  covenant  &  prom- 
ise to  &  with  Him  the  said  Francis  Kaynes  his  Heirs  Exee'^ 
Admin"  &  Assigns  &  to  &  witli  every  of  tliem  to  warrant  iSi 
defend  the  al)oves''  Quarter  Part  of  the  Mill  it  Dam  & 
Stream  thereunto  belonging  against  all  Persons  laying  law- 
ful Claim  thereunto  And  also  Hannah  Dunel  ae((uits  her 
Thirds  or  Right  of  Dowry  to  the  afores'^  Premisses  In  A\'it- 
ness  wliereof  we  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  this 
Twenty  Second  Day  of  April  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred 
Twenty  Eight  1728 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  The  Seven 
Words  between  the  Eighteenth  Line  was  put  in  before  Sign- 
ing &  Scaling  Nathan' Don  nell  fJunf  (Seal)  Hannah  Don- 
nell      (Seal) 

Joseph  Swett      )       York  ss/Jan'>  8.  1730  Then  ap]ieared 

Thomas  Payne    |       Nathan'- Donnell  .lun'  &  acknowledged 
the  foregoing  Instrument  in  AVriting  to  be  his  Act  iSL  Deed 
Before  Mc     Jos:  Moody     Jus:  Peace 

A  trui-  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Jan'y  8  1730 

Attest     Jos:  JNIood}'     Reg"' 


Know  all  Men  by  these   Presents  that  I  Walter  Penywell 
of  Arundell  in   the  County    of  York  in  tiie  Prov- 
Penniwell      in(_.e  of  Main  New   England   Farmer  do  for  many 
To  good  Causes  me  moving  thereunto  give  &  grant 

Smith  to  Susanna  Smith  my   Daughter  in   Law  &  Solo- 

mon Smith  her  Husband  Six  Acres  of  Fresh 
Meadow  lying  it  being  in  tiie  Town  of  Biddeford  foi-merly 
called  Winter  Harliour  bounded  on  t^acli  side  by  the  Lands 
formerly  Robert  Booths  &  Arthur  \Voormstrong  as  it  was 
granted  to  my  Father  \N'alter  Pennywell  And  I  do  by  these 
Presents  give  grant  confirm  to  my  s'"  Son  and  Daughter  in 
Law  the  s''  Six  Acres  of  fresh  Meadow  to  them  ct  their  Heirs 
for  ever  free  from  all  former  Grants  Deeds  &c  given  by  me 
or  my  s''  Father  As  witness  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Twentieth 
Day  May  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  &  Seven 
Hundred  it  Twenty 

The  Mark  of  Wal ter  X  Pe n  ny  well      ( Seal ) 
Witness  William  Graves  James  Cunningham  Henrv  Pain 
York  ss/Biddeford  Aug' 5'  1720  This  Day  Walter  Penny- 


Book  XTV,  Fol.  (i8.  215 

well  pxiiuillv  :i])i)c;ircd  ht'forc  iiu' the  Subscriber  &  acknowl- 
I'dgod  this  abovi'writtcii  Instruiiicut  to  be  his  free  Act  & 
Deed  John  Gray     Just*  Pa<;is 

A  true  ("opv  of  the  Ori-iiml  KeC'  JaiT^y  7  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these   Presents   shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Samuel  Littletield  of  Arundel 
Liitk-HeUI     in'  the  County    of   York    within   his    Maj''"  Prov- 
To  ince  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in    New  England 

Curtis  Laborer   for  &   in    GonsideratioTi   of  the  Sum  of 

Five  Pounds  in  Money  of  the  Pi-ovinee  aboves'' to 
me  in  Hand  paid  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  iSb  truly 
paid  by  Jacob  Curtis  of  Arundel  in  the  aforcs''  County  & 
Province  to  the  aboves''  Samuel  Littletield  the  Rec'  whereof 
I  do  herein-  acknowledge  &  my  self  there  with  fully  satisfi- 
ed &  contented  &  therc'of  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof 
do  exonerate  ac(iuit  &  discharge  the  s<'  Jacob  Curtis  his 
Heirs  Exec'"  Admin'«  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  and  by 
tliese  Presents  do  freely  fully  it  absolutely  give  grant  bar- 
gain sell  aliene  convey  confirm  unto  him  the  s""  Jacob  Curtis 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  Messuage  or  Tract  of 
Land  &  Salt  Marsh  situate  lying  &  being  in  Arundel  in  the 
County  afores''  containing  fif  Acres  was  granted  to  the 
aboves''  Littletield  by  the  Proprietors  of  Arundel  Xovemly 
the  IB'"  17i;t  laid  out  May  the  12'"  1720  laid  out  to  the 
aboves'i  Littletield  Fifty  Acres  Beginning  at  Cap'  John 
Downings  marked  Pine  Tree  on  the  Riyer  Bank  called  Kene- 
bunk  running  North  North  East  into  the  Woods  then  run- 
ning up  the  River  Sixty  Pole  to  a  Maple  Tree  by  the  River 
Bank  upon  the  Bank  so  running  from  the  ]Maple  Tree  North 
North  East  into  the  Woods  till  fifty  acres  is  acompleated) 
To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  grantt'd  &  bargained  Premisses 
with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  &  Comodities  to  the  same 
belonging  or  in  any  Ways  ai)pert{iining  to  him  tlu'  s''  Curtis 
His  lieirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  projjcr 
Use  Benefit  it  Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s"  Littlefield  for 
my  self  my  Heirs  Ex'*  Admin'*  &  Assigns  do  covenant 
promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Curtis  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs that  be  the  Ensealing  hc^nujf  I  am  the  true  sole  &  law- 
ful owner  of  the  above  bargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully 
seized  &  possessed  of  the  sami'  in  mine  own  Right  as  a  good 
))ei-fect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  And 
furthermore  I  the  s'  Littlefield  iov  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'" 


21fi  Book    XIV,  Fol.  (Ut. 

Adiiiiii"'  do  covL-nant  &  t'ligage  the  aliovfdciniscd  Premised 
Premisses  To  him  the  s'*  Jaeob  Curtis  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
against  me  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'^Admin"  &  Assigns  for  ever 
hereafter  with  all  standing  lying  or  growing  in  the  above- 
bargained  Premisses  In  Witness  wliereof  I  have  hereunto 
set  my  Hand  &  Seal  Ten  Day  of  December  Anno  Doni :  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 

Samuel  Littlefield     (Seal) 

Sanmel  Whitney  Phili})  Durrell 

York  ss/Wells  Decern'  18.  1780  Then  the  within  named 
Samuel  Littlefield  j)sonally  appeared  before  me  &  ackncnvl- 
edged  the  within  written  Instrument  or  deed  of  Sale  to  be 
his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Joseph  Hill     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rcceivi'd  Jan'>'  U.  1780 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


To  ail  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
injr  Know  ye  that  I  John  Smith  of  Berwick  in  the 
Smitli         C'ounty  of  York  within  tlie  Province  of  the  Massa- 
'i""  chusetts  Bay   in   New  England  Yeoman   for  iSc   in 

Knight  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Six  Pounds  in  good 
&  lawful  Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in  Hand  before  the 
Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  j)aid  by  (xrindal  Knight  of 
the  s''  Town  Husbandman  the  Reeei})t  whereof  I  do  hereby 
acknowledge  &  myself  tiierewith  fully  paid  &  contented  & 
thereof  &  of  every  Part  thereof  fully  ))aid  &  do  exonerate 
ac(]uit  &  discharge  the  Grindol  Knight  his  Heirs  Exec" 
Adiii"^^  &  Assigns  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  it  by 
these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bar- 
gain &  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s'^  Grindal 
knight  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  Three  Acres  of  Low 
Land  be  it  more  or  less  Bounded  as  followeth  viz  Beginning 
at  a  Black  Ash  Tree  at  the  East  Corner  of  s''  Knights  own 
Land  w^"  He  bought  of  Jos  :  Chadbourn  &  running  down 
Southerly  Seventy  Nine  Poles  on  both  Sides  of  [69]  a  Brook 
called  (iolook  Brook  Six  Poles  in  Width  &  doth  ai)|)earby 
marked  Trees  on  both  Sides  of  s''  Brook  To  hiive  and  to  hold 
the  s"  Three  Acres  of  I^and  with  all  the  Profits  that  may 
ever  hereafter  in  any  [wise]  appertain  to  him  the  s*  Grindal 
Knight  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  pro])er 
UseBenefit  it  Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  John  Smitli  for 
me  my  Heirs  Exec'*  Admin'^  do  promise  &  gr.mt  to  with 
the  s'*  Grindol  Knight  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the 


Book  XTV,  Fol.  09.  217 

EnsfaliiiiT  luTeof  I  am  tlic  .solo  Owner  of  the  abovograntfcl 
PreiDis.sc's  &  am  lawfully  t^uizcd  &  possessed  of  the  same  in 
own  proper  Right  as  a  good  &  absolute  Estiite  of  In- 
heritaiu-e  in  Fee  simjile  &  have  in  myself  full  Power  todis- 
l)ose  of  the  same  in  Manner  as  afores''  And  that  the  s''  Grin- 
dol  Knight  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  at  all  Time 
tromevcr  hereafter  lawfully  occuj)y  &  enjoy  the  s''  bargain- 
ed Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free  &  elear  &  freely  & 
elearly  ac(iuitted  exonerated  it  diseliarged  of  &  from  all  for- 
mer (jrifts  «&  Grants  whatsoever  Furthermore  I  the  s''  John 
Smith  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  do  covenant 
&  engiige  the  abovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Grindol 
Knight  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  of  any 
Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant 
secure  iS-  defend  And  Elisabeth  the  Wife  of  me  the  John 
Smith  doth  by  these  Presents  give  up  all  her  Right  of  Dow- 
ry or  Third  to  the  above  demised  Premisses  unto  him  the  s^ 
(irindol  Knigiit  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  In  Witness  whereof  I 
have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Sixteenth  Day  of 
December  Anno(|  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  & 
Thirty  &  in  y"  Fourth  Year  of  his  Maf^^  Ki"g  George  the 
Seconds  Reign  of  Great  Britain  &c 

John  Smith    (Seal)   Elisabeth  Smith  her  Markx      (5„,) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Pvlisha  Plais- 
ted  John  Hill  Elisha  Hill  Edward  Clare  Phillip  X  Pappoon 
his  MiiTk 

York  ss/Deceinf  the  18'"  17;>()  ^I'  John  Smith  it  Elisa- 
beth his  Wife  ap|)eared  before  me  the  Subscriber  &  acknowl- 
edged the  foregoing  Instrument  to  be  their  Free  Act  & 
Deed  Hump:   Chadbourn  Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Coi)y  of  the  Original  Rec'Jan's  It  17o() 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  Cliristian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
Greeting  Know  ye  that  \\'e  Thomas  Abb(jt  Jun'^of 
Abbot         Berwick  in  the  County  of  York  within  his  IMaj^>-« 
To  Province    of  the   Massachusetts  Bay  in   \ew  Eng- 

Shackeily  IjukI  ("ordwainer  &  Elisabeth  my  Wife  formerly 
called  Elisabeth  Emery  Widow  tt  Administratrix 
of  the  Estate  of  James  Emery  Jun'  late  of  the  same  Ber- 
wick Yeoman  deceased  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum 
of  Twenty  Four  Pounds  One  Shilling  &  Tiiree  Pence  to  us 
in  Hand  paid  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  by 
Richard  Shackerly  of  Berwick  afor(>s''  Cordwainer  the  Re- 
ceipt whereof  we  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  oiu"  selves  to  be 


2 IK  Book  XIV,  Fol.  (i9. 

therewith  fully  sati.stied  coiiteiitt'd  &  \nud  by  Virtiu'  of  the 
Power  &  Authority  to  us  granted  by  the  llcjiiorable  y''  Ju.s- 
tices  of  his  Maj^  Superior  Court  of  Judicature  held  at  York 
■within  &  for  the  afores''  County  of  York  on  the  Second 
Wednesday  of  JMay  Anno(i  Domini  1730  We  the  s''  Thomas 
Abbot  &  Elisabeth  Abbot  in  the  Cajjaeity  of  Administratrix 
of  the  Estate  of  the  afore.s''  James  Emery  Jun'  &  by  Virtue 
t)f  the  Power  given  or  granted  as  afores''  have  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  set  over  & 
contirnied  unto  Him  the  s''  Richard  Shackerly  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Piece  or  Parcel  of  Land  w^''  was 
Part  of  the  Estate  of  the  s''  James  Emery  &  is  situate  lying 
&  being  in  Berwick  afores''  containing  Two  Acres  &  One 
(Quarter  &  Twenty  Five  Poles  &  is  bounded  viz  Beginning 
at  the  North  East  Corner  of  the  Land  W^''  we  the  s''  Thomas 
Abbot  &  Elisabeth  Abbot  sold  last  out  of  the  same  Estiite 
to  the  s'*  Richard  vShackerly  &  from  the  s'>  Corner  Bounds 
extending  Eastwardly  by  tlie  Out  Lett  W''  the  s''  Shackerly 
bot  out  of  the  s''  Estate  next  to  Moses  Goodings  Land  Sev- 
enteen Poles  or  Rods  &  from  the  s''  North  East  Corner 
South  South  East  about  a  Quarter  of  a  Point  Southerly  by 
the  Line  set  out  to  the  s''  Richard  Shackerly  for  the  Bounds 
of  the  s''  last  Parcel  of  Land  which  He  bought  of  s''  Estate 
Twenty  Four  Poles  till  it  comes  to  the  Bounds  of  the  Land 
sold  out  ot  the  same  Estate  to  Al)raham  Lord  &  by  the  s'' 
Land  of  Aliraliani  Lord  East  about  Half  a  Point  Southerly 
Fifteen  Poles  or  Rods  it  from  the  Extent  of  Fifteen  Poles 
in  Breadth  at  the  Southerly  End  by  Abraham  Lords  Land 
upon  a  strait  Course  to  the  Extent  of  Seventeen  Poles  in 
Breadth  at  the  Northerly  End  by  Gooding  Land  together 
with  an  out  Lett  of  One  Rod  \Xk\v  joyning  to  the  former 
Way  or  Out  Lett  afores''  extending  from  y"  Extent  of  y 
Seventeen  Poles  in  Breadth  af'  s"'  next  to  Goodins  Land  & 
by  y"  former  Out  let  about  seven  Poles  &  about  one  third 
Part  of  a  Pole  to  y  higlnvay  leading  to  y"  rocky  Hill  be- 
tween y"  s''  Moses  Gooding  Land  &  Job  EmerA's  Land  w^^'' 
s'^  Out  let  or  way  of  Seven  Poles  &  about  one  third  of  a 
Pole  in  Length  &  one  Pole  in  Bi-eadth  is  included  in  y'^  afore 
mentioned  nuber  of  Poles  &  ()uantity  of  Land  together  with 
y  Barn  standing  thereon  &  all  &  singular  y"  Priviledgcs 
Profits  Advantages  Trees  Wt)ods  Waters  Ways  Ft;nces  & 
Ajjpur'^*'^  to  y"  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining 
To  have  &  to  hold  y  said  Land  containing  two  Acres  one 
quart"^  &  twenty  live  Poles  in  y"  whole  w"'  y  Barn  &  Prem- 
isses afores''  to  him  y''  s''  Richard  Shackerly  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs from  henceforth  iSc  forever  to  his  &  their  only  Use 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   70.  219 

Benefit  &  behalf  forever  &  we  y"  s^  Thomas  Abbot  &  Elisa- 
beth Abbot  in  y°  Capacity  af()res<i  Do  for  ourselves  our 
Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  Cov"  and  ingagc  to  &  with  j"  s'' 
Richard  Shaekerly  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  That  at  &  before  y" 
Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  we  are  y"  true  sole  and  lawful 
owners  (In  our  s'^  capacity)  of  y"  above  granted  &  bargain- 
ed Premisses  iSc  are  lawfully  seized  it  possessed  thereof  & 
[have]  good  Kight  &  lawful  Autliorit}'  to  sell  convey  &  dis- 
pose of  the  same  as  afores"*  &  will  for  ever  hereafter  war- 
rant it  defend  the  s''  Kichard  Shaekerly  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
in  the  Peaceable  Enjoyment  thereof  against  our  selves  our 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  &  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  De- 
mands of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  claiming  the 
same  or  anv  Part  thereof  In  Witness  whereof  we  have  here- 
unto set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the  Fifth  Day  of  Xovember  in 
the  Fourtli  Year  of  his  Maj'>^  Reign  Anno(]  Domini  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 

Thomas  Abbott     (J^^i)      Elisabeth  Abbott X       (l^ai  ) 

mark 

Sigiu'd  Sealed  &  delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Hump  :  Chad- 
bourn  Jos:  Chadbouriu!  Grindel  Knight 

York  ss/Bcrwick  Novemb^  5.  1730  Thomas  Abbot  &  Elis- 
abeth Abbot  abovenamed  psonally  appearing  before  me  the 
Subscrib'  ont'  of  his  Mciy^^  Justices  of  the  Peace  for  s"" 
County  &  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrument  to  be 
their  free  Act  &  Deed  Humj):  Chadbourn 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Ree''  Feb'^  23  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


[70]      To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents"  shall  come 
(ireeting   Know   ye   that   I   Tobias    Leigliton    of 
Leighton       Kittery  in  the  County  of  Y'ork  within  his  ]\Iaj'>^ 
To  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay    in  New  Eng- 

Mitchell  land  Yeoman  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum 
of  Thirtv  Pounds  in  good  lawful  Money  of  New 
England  to  me  in  Hand  well  &  truly  j^aid  by  Samuel  M\t- 
chcdl  of  the  same  Kittery  ^Mariner  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do 
hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  con- 
tented &  paid  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof 
do  exonerate  ac(juit  &  discharge  the  s''  Sanuiel  ]\litclie]l  his 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin"^'  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  convened  &  con- 
firmed &  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give 
grant  bargain  sell  aliene  enfeoffe  convey  &  confirm  unto 
Him  the  s''  Sanmel  Mitchell  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 

Book  XIV  15 


220  Book  XIV,  Fol.   70. 

Twelve  Shares  or  Parts  of  the  Shares  or  Parts  of  the  Com- 
mon &  undivided  Lands  lying  within  the  Townships  of  Kit- 
tery  &  Berwick  in  s''  County  of  York  which  was  set  off  stat- 
ed or  i)roi)ortioned  to  John  Leighton  of  s'*  Kittery  Es(]'  Dee'' 
or  Twelve  Parts  in  Proportion  as  it  may  be  hereafter  stated 
&  proportioned  unto  the  s''  John  Leightons  Estate  Together 
with  all  such  Ili<j:hts  Liberties  Lunumities  Profits  Priviled- 
ges  Comodities  Emoluments  &  Appurees  in  any  wise  a|)per- 
taining  thereunto  with  the  Keversion  &  Remainders  thereof 
&  all  y"  Estate  Right  Title  Interest  Inheritance  Property 
Possession  Claim  &  Den:and  whatsoever  to  the  s''  Twelve 
Shares  or  Parts  of  the  s''  John  Leightons  Rights  in  &  to  the 
s''  Comon  iSb  undivided  Lands  &  any  Part  thereof  To  have 
and  to  hold  all  the  above  granted  Premisses  to  him  the  s* 
Sanuiel  Mitchell  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  To  his  &  their  only 
proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behalf  for  ever  &  that  the  s''  Samuel 
Mitchell  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin'^  or  Assigns  shall  &  may 
act  &  have  the  Voice  belonging  to  Twelve  Shares  in  the 
Ordering  Settling  &  Dividing  the  said  Conuiion  Rights  or 
Conuuon  &  undivided  Lands  afores''  And  I  the  s''  Tobias 
Leighton  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"^^  Adm"*  do  covenant  & 
engage  to  &  with  the  s*  Sanuud  Mitchell  His  Heirs  &  As- 
signs that  I  am  the  lawful  Owner  of  the  s''  Twelve  Shares  or 
Parts  of  the  s''  Conuuon  Right  beloiiijing  to  the  s''  .John 
Leighton  Dee''  &  am  lawfully  seized  of  the  same  in  mine 
own  Right  in  F(;e  simple  &  that  I  my  self  my  Heirs  Exee"^' 
Admin'5  shall  &  will  for  ever  warrant  &  defend  y"=  said  Sam- 
uel ^litchell  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  in  the  Possession  &  Enjoj^- 
ment  of  tlie  Premisses  against  the  Claims  &  Demands  of  any 
Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  &  will  at  any  Time  hereafter 
at  the  Cost  ct  Charge  of  the  s''  Mitchell  his  Heii's  or  Assigns 
make  any  other  or  further  Assurance  of  y"  Premisses  to 
Him  or  them  as  may  by  learned  Council  in  y"^  Law  be  rea- 
sonalih'  advised  In  Testimony  whereof  I  the  s''  Toliias  Leigh- 
ton &  Grace  Leighton  the  Wife  of  me  the  s''  Tobias  Leighton 
( in  Token  of  her  free  Consent  thereto  &  Relincjuishment  of  her 
Right  of  Dower  to  the  Premisses)  have  hereunto  set  our 
Hands  i^  Seals  the  Eleventh  Day  of  Feliruary  in  the  Fourth 
Year  of  y'^  Reign  of  our  Sovert'iii'n  Lord  Kin<r  (ieorire  the 
Second  Annoq  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  & 
Thirty  Thirty  One 

Tobias  Leighton      (Scai) 
Signed    Sealed    tt   Deliv'    in   Presence   of  John   Addams 
Charles  Frost  W"  Wentworth 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   70.  221 

York  ss/Fcb-y  11"'  1730/1  Tobias  Lfighton   abovenuiiied 
acknowledged  thi.s  In.strum'  to  be  his  Aet  &  Deed 

Cor     Jos  :  Hammond     J  :  Pac" 
A  tnu'  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Feb'"  22.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


This  Indenture  nuide  this  Third  Day  of  jNIarch  Ont;  Thous- 
and Seven  Hundred  &  Nineteen  Twenty  &  in  the 
Newman  Sixth  Year  of  y  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord 
To  George  King  over  great  Britain  &e  Between  Thom- 
Ktlkna]!  ;is  Newman  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk 
within  the  Province  of  the  ^lassachusetts  Buy  in 
New  England  Tallow  Chandler  of  the  one  Part  &  Jeremiah 
Belknaj)  of  Boston  in  the  County  &  Province  afores''  in 
New  Kngland  Leather  Dresser  of  the  other  Part  witnesscth 
that  I  y  s''  Thomas  Newman  for  divers  good  Causes  &  Con- 
siderations me  thereunto  movin<r  have  niven  jiranted  bar- 
gained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  (t  by  these  Pres- 
ents do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  Jeremiah  Belknaj)  his 
Heirs  Exec'^  Admin"^^  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  t'ertain  House  & 
Lot  of  Land  thereto  belonging  situate  lying  &  being  in 
George  Town  on  Arrowsiek  Island  in  the  County  of  York 
within  the  Province  afores''  commonly  called  or  known  l)y  the 
Name  of  Raggetts  House  &  Lott  the  s''  House  &  Lott  To  iiave 
and  to  iiold  the  s''  granted  t<:  bargained  Premisses  witii  all  & 
singular  the  Appiu'ces  &  Priviledges  to  the  same  belonging 
or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to  him  the  s''  Jeremiah  Belknap 
his  Heirs  Exei'"*  Admin'"  &  Assigns  To  his  &  their  own  prop- 
er Use  Benefit  iSc  Behoof  for  evvv  And  I  the  s''  Thomas  New- 
man for  me  my  Heirs  Exec'*  &  Admin'^''  do  covenant  prom- 
ise &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Jeremiah  Belknap  his  Heirs  and 
Assigns  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  & 
lawful  Owner  of  the  abovcbargained  Premisses  &  have  in 
my  self  good  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bar- 
gain sell  convey  &  confirm  s<'  bargained  Premisses  in  Man- 
ner as  afores''  And  that  the  s'*  Jeremiah  Belknap  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times 
for  ever  hereafter  have  liold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the 
s''  granted  iSc  bargained  Premisses  witii  the  Appurces  free  & 
clear  &  freely  <&  clearly  a('(|uitted  exonerated  &  discharged 
of  &  from  all  &  all  .Manner  of  former  of  former  &  other 
(xifts  (irants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  En- 
tails .loyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  Encuniliran- 
ces  &  Extents  Provided  nevertheless  &  it  is  the  true  Intent 


222  Book  XIV,  Fol.  71. 

it  Mcaninii  of  Grantor  &  Grantee  in  these  Presents  Any 
Tliinir  herein  contained  to  the  contrary  notwithsbinding 
That  if  the  abovenamed  Thomas  Newman  his  Heirs  Exee'^ 
Adni"*  or  Assigns  shall  do  well  &  truly  pay  or  cause  to  be 
])aid  unto  y''  said  Jei'eniiah  Belknaj)  his  Heirs  or  Assigns  the 
full  iVc  just  Sum  of  Seventy  Pounds  in  good  Bills  of  Credit 
on  the  Province  afores''  with  lawful  Interest  for  the  same  on 
or  before  the  Third  Day  of  March  next  ensuing  the  Date 
hereof  without  Fraud  or  farther  Delay,  then  this  abovewrit- 
ten  Deed  or  Obligation  &  every  Clause  &  Article  therein 
contained  shall  be  null  void  &  of  none  effect  or  else  to  abide 
&  remain  in  full  Force  &  Virtue 

Thomas  Newman      (seal)      Ilanna  Newman      (scai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  Barth"  Green  Dan- 
iel Greenleaf 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  March  3''  1719.  The  abovenamed 
Thomas  &  Hannah  Newman  ajijiearing  acknowledged  the 
above  Instrument  to  be  their  Act  &  Deed 

Before     Habijah  Savage     Just :  Pacis 

A  true  Co\)y  of  the  Original  Received  March  5  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'^ 


[71]     These  may  certifie  that  I  the  underwritten  Abiel 
Walley  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  in  the 
Walk'y       Province  of  the    ^lassachusetts    Bay  in  New  Eng- 
To  Ijvud  Merchant  being  a  Creditor  unto  the  Estate  of 

Newman  ^[r  Thomas  Raggett  late  of  George  Town  on  Ar- 
rowsick  Island  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Prov- 
ince afores''  Joyner  Dec''  have  l\y  the  Leave  Consent  I'c  Or- 
der of  M'^  Sarah  Raggett  Widdow  &  of  the  afores''  Thomas 
Raggett  for  &  in  Consideration  of  y"  Sum  of  Fifty  Five 
Pounds  to  me  in  Hand  paid  have  sold  &  conveyed  &  do 
b}'  these  Presents  sell  convey  &  assign  over  unto  Tho  : 
Newman  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  in  the  Prov- 
ince afores''  Tallow  Cliandler  his  Heirs  Exec"*  Admin"  & 
Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  House  &  Lot  of  Land  situate  ly- 
ing &  being  in  George  Town  afores''  known  &  coinonly  hy 
the  Name  of  li;vggetts  House  &  Lott  To  have  and  to  hold  the 
s"*  bar<>ained  Premisses  with  all  &  singular  the  Priviledjres 
&  Apjnirtenances  thereunto  belonging  which  aboves''  bar- 
gained Premisses  with  all  &  singular  the  Priviledges  thereof 
I  do  hereby  oblige  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"^^  &  Admin'^  to 
waiTant  maintain  &  defend  against  all  Claims  that  shall  or 
may  be  made  or  brought  against  y"  aboves''  Thomas  New- 
man his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  or  Assigns  by  any  of  the  aboves" 


Book  XIV,  Fur..   71.  223 

Ra"-"-ett.s  Ik'irs  Exec"  Admin"  or  Assigns  or  any  Person  or 
Persons  wlmtsocver  by  either  of  tiicni  deputed  or  inipower- 
ed  As  witness  my  Hand  ^Vc  S(>al  this  First  Day  of  March 
17UI/2(»  c'c  in  till'  Sixth  Year  of  the  Keign  of  our  Sovereign 
Lord  George  of  Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland  King  &e 

Abiel  Wailey      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us  Tho: 
Phillips  Luke  Vardy  1  Margaret  WaUey  do  iiereby  give  my 
Consent  to  tlie  above  Instrument  Margaret  ^Valley 

Suffolk  .ss/Boston  March  4.  17 lit  The  within  named  Abiel 
&  Margaret  Wailey  appearing  acknowledged  the  within  In- 
strument to  be  their  Act  &  Deed 

Before     Ilabijah  Savage     Just :  Pacis 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Kec"  March  .">.  17;5() 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Keg' 


To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  this  present  Deed  of  (Jift 
shall  come  Saraii  Low  of  Gloeester  in  the  C^ounty  of 
t^ow  E.ssex  within  his  Maj'^'  Province  of  the  Massachu- 
To  setts  Bay  in  New  England  Widow  sendetli  Greeting 
Ia'w  &c  Know  ye  that  the  s''  Sarah  Low  for  divers  good 
Causes  her  thereunto  moving  but  especially  in  Con- 
sideration of  that  natural  Love  &  affection  which  she  hath 
»Sc  bearctli  to  her  Son  John  Low  of  Gloeester  in  the  County 
i^L  Province  afores''  Mariner  She  hath  &  doth  by  tliesi;  Pres- 
ents fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  set  over  & 
confirm  unto  the  said  John  Low  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  & 
Assigns  forever  all  her  Right  Title  &  Interest  w'^''  She  hath 
coining  or  belonging  to  her  to  any  Lands  whether  Upland 
or  Meadow  lying  or  being  in  the  Town  of  Wells  in  the  Prov- 
iiK-e  of  Main  in  New  England  To  have  iSb  to  hold  all  the 
Right  Title  tSL  Interest  belonging  to  her  the  s''  Sarah  Low 
her  Heirs  Kxee"  Admin"  in  s''  Lands  lying  or  being  in  y" 
Town  of  Wells  afores''  To  him  the  s''  John  Low  his  Heirs 
Exec"  Admin"  ct  Assigns  for  ever  c'i  to  his  it  their  only 
proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  And  tlii^  s''  Sarah 
Low  doth  covenant  promise  <&,  grant  to  &  with  Him  the  s'' 
John  Low  that  She  is  immediately  before  the  Enst^aling  & 
Delivery  of  these  Presents  the  true  &  lawful  owner  of  her 
Right  in  s"*  Lands  &  that  She  hath  not  disposed  thereof  to 
anv  Person  nor  Persons  whatsoever  b\'  y'  the  same  is  free  tt 
clear  &  clearly  aci|uitted  &  discharged  of  &  from  all  former 
it  other  Bargains  Sales  Gifts  (h-ants  or  other  Iiieuinbrances 
of  what  Nature  it  kind  soever  and  that  the  s''  .John  Low  his 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  shall  it  may  forever  possess  et  enjoy 


224  Book  XIV,  Fol.  71. 

all  Ikt  the  s'*  Sarah  Lows  Right  in  .s''  Land  with  all  the  Prof- 
its Priviledges  thereunto  belonging  or  in  any  Ways  appertain- 
ing In  Witness  whereof  the  s''  Sarah  Low  hath  hereunto  set 
her  Hand  &  Seal  this  24"'  Day  of  November  Anno  Domini 
One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Seven  1727 

Sarah  Low  (Seal) 
Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  John  New- 
man Mary  Newman 

Essex  ss/Deeem'  18.  1727  Sarah  Low  within  named  pson- 
ally  appeared  &  acknowledged  the  within  written  Instru- 
ment to  be  her  voluntiiry  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Epes  Sargent     Jus:  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Kec'  March  5.  173(» 

Attest     Jos :  Moodv     Keg' 


This  Indenture  made  the  Twenty  First  Day  of  Decemlicr 
Anno  Domini  1730  &  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the 
Low  To  Reian  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second 
Kinsman  King  over  Great  Britain  &c  between  John  Low 
of  Glocester  in  the  County  of  Essex  &  Province 
of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Mariner  t^-  Mary 
his  Wife  on  y«  one  Part  &  Sarah  Kinsman  of  Boston  in  the 
Count\'  of  Suffolk  &  Province  aforcs''  on  the  other  Part 
Witnesscth  that  whereas  the  s''  John  Low  stands  justly  en- 
debted  unto  the  s''  Sarah  Kinsman  in  the  Sum  of  Two  I  lund'' 
Thirty  Four  Pounds  for  which  he  hath  given  his  Bond  to 
the  said  Kinsman  for  the  Penalty  of  Four  Hundred  Sixty 
Eight  Pounds  bearing  even  date  with  these  Presents  condi- 
tioned for  the  Payment  of  the  Sum  of  Two  Hundred  tVL 
Thirty  Four  Pounds  in  good  publick  Bills  of  Credit  of  the 
Province  aforcs''  with  lawful  Interest  for  the  same  on  or  be- 
foi"e  the  Twenty  First  Day  of  December  w^''  will  be  in  the 
3'ear  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 
One  as  by  the  s''  Bond  (Reference  tlu'reto  iiad )  may  more 
fully  appear 

Now  this  Indenture  further  witnesscth  that  the  s'' John  Low 
as  a  collatt'ral  &  further  Security  for  the  s''  Paj'ment  hath 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  released  conveyed  iNc 
coniirmed  &  by  these  Presents  doth  grant  bargain  sell  aiiene 
cnfeoffe  release  convey  &  confirm  unto  the  s*  Sarah  Kins- 
man All  his  the  s'^  John  Lows  Lands  Tenements  &  Ilei-edit- 
aments  situate  lying  &  being  in  the  Township  of  Wells  with- 
in the  County  of  York  &  Province  aforcs''  which  weregi\-en 
&  granted  to  the  s''  John  Low  by  his  Mother  Sarah  Low 
who  was  only  Child  &  Heir  atLaw  of  Harlackinden  Simonds 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   72.  225 

heretofore  of  Wells  aforcs''  Yeoman  doe''  l)y  Vertiie  of  a 
certuiii  Deed  of  Ciift  under  the  s''  Sai'ah  Fjows  Hiuid  i<:  Seal 
bearing  Date  Novemb'  24  1727  Also  ail  y  Estate  Kiulit  Ti- 
tle Intci'e.st  Use  Possession  Property  Claim  &  Demand  what- 
soever of  him  the  s''  John  Low  of  in  &  unto  the  s''  granted 
it  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appurccs  &  the  Reversion 
i!*c  Kexcrsions  Remainder  it  Remainders  tliereof  To  liavc  and 
to  hold  the  s''  granted  tt  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Ap- 
purccs unto  the  s''  Sarah  Kinsman  her  Heirs  &  Assigns  to 
her  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever 
And  the  s''  John  Low  for  himself  his  Heirs  Exee"^^  &  Ad- 
min"' dotii  eovenant  grant  &  agree  to  &  with  the  s''  Sarah 
Kinsman  her  Heirs  &  Assigns  by  these  Presents  in  Manner 
&  Form  following  That  is  to  say  that  at  &  until  the  Enseal- 
ing iSi  Delivery  of  these  Presents  he  the  s''  John  Low  is  the 
true  sole  tft  lawful  owner  it  standeth  lawfullj'  seized  in  Fee 
of  &  in  the  s''  granted  it  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Ap- 
purces  And  hath  in  him  self  full  Power  good  Right  &  law- 
ful Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  &  [72]  dispose  thereof 
in  Ahuiner  as  afores''  the  same  being  free  &  clear  &  dearly 
ac(|uitted  exonerated  it  diseharged  of  ct  from  ail  Manner  of 
former  it  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Releases 
Mortgages  Joyntures  Dowers  Judgm"  Execaitions  Entails 
Forfeitures  &  of  &  from  all  other  Titles  Troubles  ("hargesit 
Licumbranees  whatsoever  And  further  that  He  tlu'  s''  John 
Low  his  Heirs  Exee"  it  Admin"  shall  it  will  warrant  it  de- 
fend the  s''  granted  it  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Api)ur- 
ces  unto  the  s''  Sarah  Kinsman  her  Heirs  and  Assigns  against 
the  lawful  Claims  it  Demands  of  ail  it  every  Person  it  Per- 
sons what.s<)e\-er  I'l'ovided  alwa^ys  it  these  Presents  are  upon 
this  Condition  Nevertheless  any  Thing  herein  eontainecl  to 
the  Contrary  thereof  in  anywise;  notwithstanding  That  if 
the  s''  John  Low  his  Heirs  Exee"*  or  Admin'"  shall  it  do  well 
it  truly  pay  or  eause  to  be  [)aid  unto  the  aforenamed  Sarah 
Kinsman  iier  Exee'"  Admin"'  or  Assigns  the  I'rineipal  Mon- 
ey it  Interest  that  shall  become  due  to  the  s'' Saraii  Kinsman 
her  Exec"  Adm"  or  Assigns  upon  the  aforerecited  Bond  ac- 
cording to  the  Time  therein  limited  for  Payment  thereof 
without  anv  Fraud  or  Delay  tliiMi  tlu;  aforewritten  Deed  of 
Bargain  it  Sale  (as  well  as  the  Bond  afores'')  to  be  iittei-jy 
void  it  of  no  further  Force  or  Effect  But  in  Default  thereof 
to  abide  it  remain  in  Full  Force  &  Virtue  In  Witness  wh(;re- 
of  the  s''  John  Low  it  Marv  his  Wife  (in  Testimony  of  her 
free  Consent  to  this  Bargain  it  Sale)  have  hereunto  set  their 
Hands  &  Seals  the  Twenty  First  Day  of  December  Anno 
Domini  1730  it  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Majestys  Reign 

John  Low      (Sealj 


226  Book  XIV,  Fol.   72. 

Signed  Scaled  &  Dcliv'  in  Profsence  of  (by  s*  Jolm  Low) 
Benj^  Rolfe  Nich'  Nolen 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  DeC  22''  17,30  Thi^  within  named  John 
Low  psonally  appearing  acknowledged  the  within  written  Li- 
strumeut  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Habijah  Savage     Just :  Pac 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Eec-^  March  5.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
Martha  Lord  of    Berwick    in  the  Count}'  of  York 
Lord         within  his  Maj^y'  Province  of  the    Massachusetts 
To  Bay  in  New  England  Widow  &.  Benjamin  Lord  of 

Cooper  Berwick  af ores'*  House wright  Son  of  the  s''  Martha 
Lord  sends  Greeting  Know  ye  that  ^Xc  the  s''  Mar- 
tha Lord  &  Benjamin  Lord  for  divers  good  Causes  &  Consid- 
erations us  hereunto  moving  &  especially  for  &  in  Consider- 
ation of  the  Sum  of  Forty  Five  Pounds  currant  Money  of 
New  England  in  Hand  paid  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery 
hereof  by  John  Cooi)er  of  Berwick  afores''  Yeoman  the  Re- 
ceipt whereof  we  do  hereby  acknowledge  to  full  Content  & 
Satisfaction  do  acquit  exonerate  &  discharge  the  s'*  John 
Cooper  his  Heirs  Exec'"  &  Admin"  of  the  same  &  of  every 
Pai't  &  Parcel  thereof  have  given  granted  bargained  sold 
aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  &  confirmed  unto  Him  the  s'' 
John  Cooper  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  a  certain  Tract  or  Parcel 
of  Land  in  Berwick  afores''  contfiining  about  Fifteen  Acres 
be  the  same  more  or  less  with  an  Orchard  thereon  the  s'' 
Land  is  bounded  Westwardly  by  Land  w''  We  the  s'"  ^lar- 
tha  iSc  Benjamin  foi-merly  sold  to  Nathan  Lord  &  Southward- 
ly by  the  Way  or  Out  Lett  w'="  we  sold  to  the  s''  Nathan 
Lord  with  the  s''  Land  next  to  the  afores''  John  Cooj)er.s 
Land  &  Northwardly  by  Lands  that  was  the  Estate  of  Baker 
Nason  Dcc'^  &  extends  from  the  afores'  Land  sold  to  Nathan 
Lord  Eastward  between  the  s"*  Lands  of  Baker  Nason  &  the 
s''  Way  or  Out  Lett  till  it  comes  to  the  pulilick  High  Way 
or  however  the  same  is  otherwise  boundi'd  or  reinited  to  be 
bounded  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s'' Land  so  butted  &  bound- 
ed with  all  &  singular  the  Priviledges  Properties  Appurces 
Advantixges  Fences  Trees  Woods  Ways  Water  &  Water 
Courses  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  Ways  appertaining 
to  him  the  s''  John  Cooper  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  &  their  onl}'  sole  &  |)roper  Use  Benefited  Behalf  for  c\er 
And  we  thes''  Martha  Lord  &  Benjamin  Lord  for  our  selves  our 
Heirs  Excc'''&  Admin^do  covenant  &  engageunto  &  with  the  s'' 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   72.  227 

Jolin  C'o(>i)er  liis  Iloirs  &  Assigns  that  before  i^c  until  tiie  Kn- 
sealing  &  l)eli\  eiy  hereof  we  are  the  true  sole  iSc  iawiui  own- 
ers of  the  above  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  &  are  law- 
fully seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  our  own  Right  in 
Fee  simple  &  have  in  our  selves  good  Right  full  Power  & 
lawful  Authority  to  sell  convey  &  confirm  y"  Premisses  in 
Manner  as  af ores''  vS-  that  it  shall  &  may  be  lawful  to  &  for 
the  s''  John  Cooper  his  Heirs  or  Assigns  from  hence  forth  c^c 
for  ever  to  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  Prem- 
isses afores''  free  &  clear  &  clearly  acquitted  exonerated  & 
discharged  of  &  from  all  &  all  Alanner  of  former  &  other 
Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgai>es  Wills  En- 
tails Joyntures  DoAvries  Judgments  Executions  Incumbranc- 
es &  Extents  Titles  Troubles  whatsoever  Furthermore  we 
the  s**  Martha  Lord  &  Benjamin  Lord  do  for  ourselves  our 
Heirs  Exec''*  Admin''''  covenant  &  engage  unto  iSt  with  the  s' 
.John  Cooper  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  the  liefore  mentioned  Land 
&  premisses  to  hini  the  s''  ,Iohn  Cooper  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
against  the  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Per- 
sons from  henceforth  iSb  for  ever  to  warrant  secure  &  defend 
In  Witness  whereof  we  tiie  s''  Martha  Lord  <t  Benjamin 
Lord  &  Patience  Lord  the  Wife  of  the  s''  Benjamin  Lord  in 
Token  of  her  free  Consent  hereto  &  relinquishment  of  her 
Right  of  Dower  or  Thirds  in  the  Premisses  have  hercunito 
set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the  First  Day  of  December  in  Fourth 
Year  of  the  Reign  of  King  (ie(jrge  the  Second  it  in  the  Year 
of  our  Lord  Oiie  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  1730 

Martha  Lord  her  ^lark  (Seal)  Benjamin  Lord  (soai) 
Patience  Lord  her  Mark  -\-     (Seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Benjamin 
Nason  Humph:  Chadbourn  Noah  Emery — Patience  Lord 
signed  sealed  &  delivered  in  Presence  of  Marv  Hilton  her 
Mark  +  Mary  Goodridgc  Hump  :  Chadbourn 

York  ss/Berwick  Deeemb''  1.  17;')0  Martha  Lord  vie  lienja- 
min  Lord  before  named  psonally  a|)pearing  before  nie  tiie 
Subscriber  One  of  his  Majes's**  Justices  of  the  Peace  for  s'' 
County  &  acknowledged  tiie  foregoing  to  be  their  free  Act 
&  Deed  Cor     Hump  :  Chadbourn 

York  ss/Jan'^v  2''  I7;;0/;il  Patience  Lord  the  Wife  of  the 
afores''  Benjamin  Lord  appeared  before  me  the  Subscriber 
&  acknowledged  the  aforegoing  Instrument  to  be  her  free 
Act  &  Deed  Hump  :  Chadlionrn     Jus:  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Ree'  Janu"  '.».   IIM) 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Reg"^ 


228  Book  XIV,  Fol.   73. 

To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shaU  come 
Greeting  now  know  ye    that  I  Francis  Saver  of 
Sayei-  WcUs  ill  the  County  "of  York  &  Province  of  the 

To  Massachusetts  Bay  in  Xew  England  Shojikeeper 

Littlefiekl  f„i-  ^  \j^  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Scn'enty 
Pounds  in  good  &  currant  passable  Bills  of 
Credit  of  New  England  in  Hand  paid  or  secured  to  he  paid 
to  me  by  Peter  Littletield  of  the  Town  &  County  afores''  & 
other  good  &  lawful  Consideration  me  thereunto  moving 
have  given  granted  &  do  by  these  Presents  give  grant  bar- 
gain sell  alienc  make  o\cr  &  confirm  unto  Peter  Littlefield 
afores''  Five  Acres  of  Salt  Marsh  be  it  more  or  less  lying  (t 
being  in  the  Township  of  Wells  butted  &  bounded  as  follow- 
eth  Northerly  by  the  Neck  of  Land  Southerly  by  the  Beech 
f)r  Sea  Wall  Easter!}'  by  Francis  Littletield's  Marsh  &  AA'est- 
erlj'  by  Joseph  AVheehvright  Marsh  I  the  aboves''  Francis 
Sayer  do  make  over  unto  the  aboves''  Peter  Littlefield  to 
have  &  to  hold  from  me  ni}'  Heirs  ExeC*  Admin™  it  Assigns 
unto  him  his  Heirs  Ex<k''^  Admin"^^  &  Assigns  Together  with 
all  the  Appurces  thereto  lielonging  as  a  clear  &  free  Estate 
in  Fee  simple  for  ever  &  I  the  aboves"*  Francis  Sayer  for 
my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  Adm'*  do  covenant  &  promise  to 
ct  with  the  aboves"'  Peter  Littlefield  his  Heirs  Exec"'^  Ad- 
min'*" that  I  am  the  true  owner  i^t  Possessor  of  the  aboves"' 
Premisses  it  have  [73]  full  Power  &  Right  c^  Authority  to 
sell  the  same  &  do  affirm  &  promise  it  every  Part  &  Parcel 
of  it  to  be  free  it  ck^ar  &  fully  clearly  &  alisohitely  ac(|uit- 
ted  &  discharged  of  &  from  all  other  &  former  (iifts  (irants 
Bargains  Alienations  or  Incumbrances  whatsoiwer  And  that 
I  will  warrant  iSc  defend  the  same  from  all  Persons  whatso- 
ever laying  any  legal  Claim  thereto  Li  Witness  whereof  I 
the  aboves"'  Francis  Saver  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  & 
Seal  this  Eleventh  Day  of  Jamiary  One  Thousand  Seven 
Hundred  iSc  Thirty  or  Thirty  One 

Francis  Sayer     (seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Sanmel 
Tredwell  Hannah  Day 

York  ss/Wells  Jan's  y""  10'"  17.'}()/1  Then  the  within 
named  Francis  Sayer  psonally  appeared  &  acknowledged  the 
within  written  Instrument  or  Deed  of  Sale  to  be  his  free 
Act  &  Deed  Before  me     Joseph  Hill     Jus:   Peace 

A  true  Copv  of  the  Original  ReC'  Jan'>  13.  173l» 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   7;5.  22!) 

To  !ill  People  whom  these  Presents  shiill  eonie  ( ireetini; 
Know  ye  that  I  James  Knap  of  Falmoulli  in  the 
Knap  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Massaehus- 
'^o  etts  Bay  in  New  England  Husbandman  for  &  in  Con- 
I'ote  sidoration  of  the  sum  of  One  Hundred  &  Ten  Pounds 
eurrant  Money  of  New  England  to  me  in  Hand  he- 
fore  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  William  Pote 
of  Falm"  in  the  County  &  Province  afores''  Husbandman  the 
Rcc'  wluireof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith 
fully  satisfied  &  contented  ct  thereof  &  of  every  Part  I't  Par- 
cel thereof  do  exonerate  accjuit  it  discliarge  Him  the  s''  A\'il- 
liam  Pote  his  Heirs  Exec""  ct  Admin'"  for  ever  by  these 
Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  convey- 
ed &  confirmed  &  by  tlicse  Presents  do  freely  fully  I'i  abso- 
lutely give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convt'v  &  confirm  unto 
Him  tlie  s'  William  Pote  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a 
certain  Piece  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the 
Township  of  Falmouth  afores"'  containing  by  Estimation  Fif- 
ty Five  Acres  &  is  liounded  as  followcth  viz  A  lot  formcrh' 
belonging  to  Jn»  Kider  adjoyning  on  Benj-'  Skillins"s  Land 
it  so  fronting  the  Back  Cove  &,  adjoyning  Northerly  on  the 
Land  now  in  the  Possession  of  Thomas  Flint  &  so  running- 
back  into  the  woods  the  same  Course  with  the  Lands  afores'' 
till  the  Fifty  Five  Acres  be  made  up.  To  have  and  to  iiold 
tints''  granted  iSc  bargained  I'remisses  with  all  the  Appurces 
Priviledges  &  Comodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any 
wise  appertaining  to  him  the  s''  A\'illiam  Pote  His  Heiis  & 
Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  jiroper  L'se  Benefit  i^c 
Px'hoofc  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  .lames  Knap  for  my  self  my 
Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin'''  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  iSb 
with  the  s''  William  Pote  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before 
tile  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  I'i  lawful  owner  of 
the  above  bargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfulh'  seized  i!c  |)os- 
sessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own  {)roj)er  Kiglit  as  a  good  |)fect 
it  absolute  Estate  of  Liheritance  in  Fee  simple  it  iiave  in 
my  self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant 
bargain  sell  convey  ct  confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses  in 
.Manner  as  afores''  iSc  that  tiic  s''  William  Pote  his  Heirs  it 
Assigns  shall  ct  may  from  Timi^  to  Time  it  at  all  Times  for 
ever  hereafter  l»y  Force  ct  \'irlue  of  tiiese  l*resents  lawfully 
jieaceably  ct  quietly  have  hold  use  o(cup\'  possess  it  enjoy 
the  s''  demised  &  bai'gained  Premisses  with  the  Apjiurccs 
free  it  clear  ct  freely  it  clearly  aci|uitted  exonerated  it  it 
discharged  of,  from  all  it  all  Manner  of  former  or  other 
(lifts  (jrants  Bargains  Sales  Lc'asus  Mortgages  Wills  K]\- 
taiis  Joyntures  Dowries   .ludgments    Executions   <.t  lOncum- 


230  Book  XIV,  Fol.   73. 

branccs  of  "What  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any 
Measure  or  Denree  otxstruet  or  make  void  tlie  jjseiit  Deed 
Furthermore  I  the  s''  James  Knap  for  myself  my  Heirs 
Exec'"  &  Admin"  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised 
Premisses  to  iiim  the  s'' William  Pote  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
against  tiie  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Per- 
sons whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  and  de- 
fend by  these  Presents  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s'^  James 
Knap  &  Mar}'  my  Wife  (in  Testimony  of  her  free  Consent 
to  the  s''  Bai'gain  &  Sale  &  full  &free  Relinquishment  of  her 
Dower  in  the  Premisses)  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  & 
Seals  this  Nineteenth  Day  of  September  Annoq  Domini  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  iH  Thirty  &  in  the  Fourth  Year 
of  his  Maj'>^  Reign 

James  Knap     (Seal)      Mary  Knap  her  Markx       (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  DeliV  in  Presence  of  us  .lohn  Ball  Rich- 
ard Cutting 

Essex  ss/MHead  Nov'  10  1730  Then  James  Knap  it  aj)- 
peared  &  acknowledged  the  within  Instrument  to  be  his  free 
Act  &  Deed  Coram  Stephen  Minot  J"  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Jan'y  14.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


To  all  People  to  whom   these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing &v  Know  ye  that  I  Cap'  Benj"  Larrab^'  of  Fal- 
r^arraby      mouth  in  the  County  of  York  within    his  Maj'^* 
To  Province  of  the   Massachusetts  Bay   in   New  Eng- 

Patten  j^nd  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Fifty 
Pounds  to  me  in  Hand  paid  liefore  the  Ensealit)g 
hereof  &  truly  paid  by  William  Patten  of  Willis  in  the 
County  &  Province  aboves''  Blacksmith  ct  whereof  I  do 
hereby  acknowledge  myself  therewith  fully  satislied  &  con- 
tented &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  ex- 
onerate ac(|uit  &  discharge  the  s''  William  Patten  his  Heirs 
Executors  Admin'"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  hav(^  given 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by 
these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bar- 
gain sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  the  s''  William  Pat- 
ten his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  Messuage  or  Tract  of 
Land  situated  &  lying  kV:  being  in  the  Township  of  Falmouth 
in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  aboves'*  it  being 
Three  Acres  f)f  Land  lying  on  the  North  Side  of  John  Skil- 
ling  Land  from  the  Back  Street  or  t^uecn  Street  on  the 
South  End  &  so  running  North  \\'est  &  by  North  to  the 
Back  Cove  on  e(iual  Breadth  at  both    Ends  of  the  s''  Thi'ee 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   74.  231 

Acres  of  Liuids  witli  nil  tlic  Fencing'  Trt'es  Mines  Mincmls 
To  have  and  to  hold  tlie  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses 
with  all  th(^  A(ij)urees  Priviledgcs  &  Coinoditics  to  tiic  same 
Ijcloiiging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to  iiim  the  s''  A\^illiam 
Patten  liis  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  tlieir  only 
proper  Use  Benefit  &  behoof  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Bcnj'' 
Larraby  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  Admin'*  do  covenant  i)rom- 
ise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  William  Patten  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  & 
lawful  Owner  of  the  aboves''  bargained  Premisses  &  am  law- 
fully seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own  pro))er 
Right  as  good  pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee 
.sim))le  c<:  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  tic  lawful 
authority  to  grant  ijargain  sell  convey  &  eontirm  s''  bargain- 
ed Premisses  in  Manner  as  aboves''  And  that  thes''  William 
Patten  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  sriall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time 
&  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  quietly  have  iiold  use  occupv 
l)ossess  &  eiijo}'  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with 
the  Appurces  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  actjuitted  ex- 
onerated &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former 
&  other  (lifts  (Trants  Barii'ains  Sales  Leases  Mort<ra<:res  Wills 
Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  Incum- 
brances &  Extents  Furthermore  I  the  s''  Benj*  Larraby  for 
my  self  Heirs  Exec'^*  Admin"^*  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above 
demised  Premisses  to  him  the  s**  William  Patten  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Per- 
son or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  se- 
cure and  defend  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my 
Hand  &  Seal  this  Fourth  Day  of  January  1730/31  &  in  y^ 
Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj'>"  Reign 

Benj*  Larraby     (Seai) 

Signed  Seal''  &  DeliV  in  Presence  of  John  Storer  Nathan' 
Wheelwright  Nathan'  Harrington 

York  ss  Wells  Jan"  12'"  1730/31  Then  Cap'  Benf  Lar- 
raby [74]  psonally  apjjcarcd  &  acknowledged  this  above 
written  Instrument  or  Deed  of  Sale  to  be  his  free  Act 

Before  me     Joseph  Hill     Jus:  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  Jan'>   1!).  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg' 


232  Book  XIV,  Fol.   74. 

To  :ill  Pcojilc  to  wlioin  tlicse  Presents  sliiill  come  Gri'i't- 
iiig  Know  3'c  tliiit  I  Debomh  Clark  RcUct  to  Fran- 
Clarke        cis  Clark  late  of  Salcni   in  the  County  of  E.ssex  in 
To  the  Province   of  the  iSIassachusetts  Bay  [in    New 

Jeffeids  England]  Deceas**  Merchant  for  i.^-  in  Considera- 
tion of  the  sum  of  One  Hundred  &  Sixty  Pounds 
to  nie  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truW  j)aid 
by  Samuel  Jefferds  of  Wells  in  the  County  of  York  Clerk 
in  the  Province  afores'^  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  ac- 
knowledge &  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented 
&  thereof  &  of  every  Part  t^  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  ac- 
(juit  &  discharge  him  the  s''  yiinuiel  Jefferds  his  Heirs  Exec"^^ 
&  Admin'^  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted 
liargained  sold  aliened  conveya'd  &  confirmed  &  by  these 
Presents  do  freel}'  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  Ijarguin 
sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Sanuiel  Jef- 
ferds his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  Quarter  Part  of  a 
Sixth  of  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  situate  &  laying  in  Casco 
Bay  in  the  County  of  York  afores''  Beginning  at  the  lower 
Falls  in  a  liiver  coinoiily  called  Koyals  Kiver  &  to  run  u[> 
Two  miles  in  Breadth  on  each  Side  of  s''  Royals  River  unto 
the  Head  of  the  furthest  Branch  or  Ci'eek  of  s"*  River  To- 
gether with  the  Privilege  of  Stream  it  Falls  of  &  in  s''  River 
in  the  same  Projiortion  &  also  the  afores''  Projjortion  of  all 
the  Trees  Timber  Wood  Underwood  Herbage  Minerals 
AVater  &  Water  Courses  therein  contained  To  have  and  to 
hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Aji- 
purces  Priviledges  iSc  CoiTiodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in 
any    wise    appertaining    to  me  the  s''  Deboi'ah  Clarke   my 

Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  & only  proper  Use 

Benefit  &  Belioofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s'^  Deborah  Clarke  for 
mv  self  Heirs  Executors  &  Adniin'^  do  covenant  ])romise  & 
grant  to  I'c  with  the  s''  Sunuiel  Jefferds  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful 
owner  of  the  abovebargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seiz- 
ed &  j)ossessed  of  the  same  in  my  own  proper  Right  as  a 
good  pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  ct 
have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  it  lawful  Authority  to 
crant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  s"'  bargained  Premisses 
in  Manner  as  afores'^  And  that  He  the  s'^  Samuel  Jefferd  his 
Heirs  it  Assigns  shall  it  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all 
Times  for  ever  hereafter  liy  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Pres- 
ents lawfully  peacealily  &  (juietly  have  hold  use  occupy  pos- 
sess &  enjoy  the  said  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with 
the  Apj)urces  free  it  clear  it  freely  it  clearl\  ac(]uitted  ex- 
onerated it  discharged  of  from  all  it  all  Manner  of  former 


Book  XIV,  FoL.    74.  238 

or  oUk'V  (lifts  (iniiits  Bargiiiiis  Sales  Loases  Mortgages 
Wills  Entiiiis  Joynturcs  Dowi-ies  Judgments  Plxecutioiis  or 
Iiunmihniiices  of  what  Xainc  or  Xatiire  soever  tliat  might  in 
an}'  Measure  or  Degree  olistruet  or  make  void  this  j)resent 
Deed  Furthermore  I  the  s''  Deborah  ClarUe  for  my  self  my 
Heirs  Exec'*  tt  Admin'"  do  covenant  &  engage  the  abovede- 
mised  Premisses  to  him  the  s"  Samuel  Jefferds  his  Ikirs  & 
Assigns  against  tlie  lawfid  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Per- 
son or  Persons  \vhatsoe\'er  from  by  or  mider  me  for  ever 
hereafter  to  warrant  seeure  &  defend  by  these  Presents.  In 
Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  ni}'  Hand  &  Seal  this 
Sixth  Day  of  August  Seviuiteen  Hundred  &  Thirty  in  the 
Fourth  Year  of  our  Sover"  Lord  (ieorge  the  Second  King 
of  England   ite  Deborah  Clarke      (Seal) 

Sign'i  Seal''  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  Benj*  Browne 
Habak''  Gardner  Jun' 

Essex  ss/Salem  Aug'  (i.  IToO'l'lien  the  witiiin  named  Deb- 
orah Clarke  |)sonally  a])))eared  before  me  the  Subscriber  one 
of  his  Maj'>*  Justices  of  the  Peace  for  the  County  of  Essex 
&  acknowledged  the  within  Instrument  to  be  her  voluntary 
Act  &  Deed  Walter  Price  " 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  Feb'*  Ki.  17o0 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Kefif 


To  all  People  to  whom  tiiese  Presents  sliall    come  Siunuel 
Came  it  Sanmel    Plaisted    Esr]'"  Joseph  Moulton  i!c 
Comissrs     William  Leighton   Gent"  Comissioners   ajjpointed 
'i'"  by  Virtue  of  an  act  of  the  Great  &  (ienei'al  Court 

Wearc  „f  the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  intituled 
an  Act  for  tlu^  Making  it  Emitting  y"  Sum  of  One 
Ilundn'd  Thousand  Pounds  in  Bills  of  Credit  ttc  send  Greet- 
ing whereas  Joseph  Weare  of  York  in  the  County  of  York 
did  by  an  Indenture'  under  his  Hand  &  Seal  l)earing  Date 
April  '2:\.  1  71. S  for  the  Consideration  of  Twenty  Five  Pounds 
in  Bills  of  Credit  on  the  s''  Province  bargain  &  sell  unto  the 
abovenamed  Comiss^^  or  their  Predecessors  in  the  s''  Trust 
all  his  Right  Title  &  Interest  in  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  con- 
taining Twenty  Two  Acres  situate  on  the  Xorth  East  Side 
of  the  High  \\'ay  that  leads  from  York  Town  to  Cape  Xed- 
dick  known  by  the  Xame  of  the  l\idg(!  of  Land  bounded  on  the 
Xorth  East  by  the  Little  River  on  the  South  East  by  the  Land 
of  Benj'^Stone  on  the  South  West  by  the  High  Way  or  Coiuitry 
Road  it  on  the  Xorth  West  by  a  Town  ^\'av  that  leads  into 
the  Woods  with  the  Appurees  thereunto   belonging.  A  Pro- 


234  Book  XIV,  Fol.  74. 

visu  beino;  added  that  if  .said  Wean-  hi.slloirs  &c  should  pa)' 
unto  the  s''  CoiSissioners  tiic  annual  InttTcst  of  .s''  Sum  of 
Twenty  Five  Pounds  at  the  Rate  of  Five  p  Cent  until  the 
Year  1728  &  then  the  s"  Weare  should  pay  tlie  s«  Prineipal 
Sum  then  the  s''  Indenture  to  be  void  &  of  none  Effeet  as 
by  the  s''  Indenture  or  tiie  Enrollment  thereof  Lib"  11.  Fol" 
133,  134  of  the  Records  of  s''  C-ounty  Reference  being  there- 
unto had  may  more  &  at  large  ajipeai'  And  \vhereas  the;  above- 
described  Ijand  witli  the  Apj)urces  hath  l)een  since  fortieted 
into  y"  Hands  of  the  s''  Coiiiissioners  &  Judgment  recovered 
for  the  Possession  of  the  same  &  Seizin  thereof  to  them  de- 
liveriid  as  by  the  Court  Records  of  s''  County  may  at  Large 
apjii'ar  And  wher(>as  the  s''  Joseph  Weare  at  &  Iiefore  the 
Ensealing  of  these  Presents  hatii  well  ^t  truly  paid  t(j  the  s'' 
Comissioners  the  full  &  just  Sum  of  Thirty  Seven  Pounds  & 
Ten  Shillings  in  good  Bills  of  Credit  in  full  of  the  s"*  Prin- 
eipal Interest  &  the  Cost  of  Suit  the  Receij>t  whereof  they 
do  hereby  acknowledge  Therefore  Know  ye  that  the  s''  Sam- 
uel C'ame  Sanuiel  Plaisted  Josepii  Moulton  &  William  Leigh- 
ton  ill  Capacity  afores'^  &  for  their  Successors  in  the  s'' Trust 
for  the  Consideration  abovementioned  have  remised  released 
&  for  ever  i|uit  claimed  &  by  these  Presents  do  remise  re- 
lease &  for  ever  (juit  Claim  unto  the  s''  .Iosei)h  Weare  His 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  such  Right  Title  Interest  Prop- 
erty Possession  Claim  &  Demand  whatsoever  as  they  the  s'' 
Comissioners  had  or  ought  to  have  &  which  they  or  their 
Successors  in  the  s"  Trust  ma}-  might  or  ought  to  have  at 
any  Time  hereafter  of  in  or  to  the  before  described  Land  & 
Appurccs  by  Virtue  of  the  s*  Indenture  or  the  s^  Judgment 
of  C'ourt  or  the  s''  Seizin  &  Possession  taken  as  afores''  or 
by  any  other  Way  or  Cleans  whatsoever  To  have  and  to  hold 
the  s''  remised  &  released  Premisses  with  their  &  every  of 
their  Appm'ces  Priviledges  &  Comodities  To  him  the  s''  Jo- 
seph Weare  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  on- 
ly jirojier  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever.  With  warranty 
for  the  sauie  against  the  s''  Comiss'^  in  their  afores''  Capaci- 
ty &  their  Successors  in  the  s'^  Trust  &  all  other  Persons 
whatsoever  lawfully  claiming  the  same  or  an}'  Part  thereof 
by  from  or  under  the  s''  Coffiissioners  or  their  Successors  as 
afores"'  In  Witness  whereof  the  abovenamed  .Samuel  Came 
Sam'  Plaisted  .Joseph  Moulton  &  William  Leighton  Com- 
Hiissioners  as  afores""  have  hereunto  set  their  Hands  &  Seals 
this  Ninth  Day  of  October  in  the  Third  Year  of  his  Maj^y^ 
Reign  A:   D:   1728 

Sanuiel  Came      (Seal)      Sanuiel    Plaisted      (seal)      Joseph 
Moulton      (Seal)     W'"  Leighton      (Soai) 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   75.  235 


Signed  Sciiled  &  Delivcivd  in  Presence  of  us  Geo  :  Ham- 
ond  John  Woodbridge  Jos  :   Moody 

York  ss/Octob'-  9.  1720.  Then  Sam'  Plaisted  &  Sam'  Came 
Es(i'^"  Mess"  Josepli  Moidton  &  William  Leighton  Comiss" 
as  aboves''  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be  their 
free  Act  &  Deed 

Coram  ^V'"  Peppcrrell  Jun"^     Jus  :   Pac* 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Jan'^y  21.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"^ 


[75]  To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
(ireeting  Know  ye  that  I  Joseph  Weare  of  York  in 
Weaic  the  County  of  York  in  New  England  Yeoman  for  & 
To  in  Consideration  of  the  Sinn  of  Ninety  Four  Pounds 
Preble  ^  Four  Shillings  to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Enseal- 
ing hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  Joseph  Preble  of 
York  afores''  Yeoman  in  good  publick  Bills  of  Credit  the 
Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  there- 
with fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part 
&  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acujuit  &  discharge  Ilim  the 
s''  Joseph  I'reble  his  Heirs  Exec-^"  &  Admin«  for  ever  by 
these  Present  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  con- 
veyed &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  & 
absolutelv  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm 
unto  Him  the  s"  Joseph  Preble  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever 
one  certain  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in 
the  Township  of  York  containing  Twenty  Two  Acres  by 
Estimation  be  the  same  more  or  less  lying  on  the  North 
East  Side  of  the  Way  that  leads  from  York  Town  to  Cape 
Neddick  known  by  the  Name  of  the  Ridge  of  Land  Butted 
&  bounded  as  followeth  viz  On  the  North  East  iiy  the  Little 
River  on  the  South  East  by  Land  of  M'  Benjamin  Stone  of 
s"  York  &  Land  late  of  Hopewell  Weare  Dec"  now  in  the 
Possession  of  William  Grow  on  the  South  \\^est  by  the  High 
Way  or  Country  Road  &  on  the  North  Wt-st  by  a  Town 
Way  that  leads  into  the  Woods  or  however  otherwise  bound- 
ed or  reputed  to  be  bounded  it  being  the  same  Tract  of  Land 
w^"  I  mortgaged  to  the  Cofnissioners  of  the  One  Hundred 
Thoasand  Pound  Loan  in  the  s''  County — To  have  &  to  hold 
the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  .Vppurces 
Privilcdges  &  Comodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any 
wise  appertiiining  to  him  the  s"*  Joseph  Prel)le  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  jiroper  Use  Benefit  & 
Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s'  Joseph  Weare  for  me  my 
Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin'"  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  & 

Book  XIV  i6 


23fi  Book  XIV,  Fol.   75. 

with  Ilim  tlio,  s*  Joseph  Preble  his  Heirs  &  Assiirns  that  be- 
fore tlie  Ensealing  hereof  I  ain  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner 
of  the  above-bargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  & 
i)ossessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own  proper  Kight  as  a  good 
pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Foe  simple  &  have 
in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to 
grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  said  Bargained  Prem- 
isses in  ^Manner  as  afores''  And  that  the  s''  Josejih  Preble 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  it  at 
all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  lawfully  jjeaceably  &  (juietlv  iiave  hold  use  oceiiin' 
possess  &  <'njoy  the  s''  demised  &  l)argained  Premisses  witli 
the  Appurees  free  &  clear  &  freel}'  &  clearly  ac(]uitted  ex- 
onerated &  discharged  of  from  all  &all  Manner  of  former  or 
other  Gifts  Grants  Bai'gains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills 
Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  or  Incum- 
brances of  wiiat  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any 
„  J,        Measure  or  Degree  obstruct  or  make  void  this 


:^  :^  §  o  k;  present  Deed — Furthermore  I  the  s'^  Joseph 
g:  S-  'g  »  g  Wcare  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'^  &  Admin" 
S  S  S.  "■  ^  do  covenant  &  engage  the  abovedemised  Prem- 
"   a  ^  2.  §"  ^■'^■'^es  to  him  the  s'^  Joseph  Preble  his  Heirs  & 


assigns  against  the  lawtul  Claims  or  Demands 

"   ^  3  "S   5"  of  an}'  Person  or  Persons   whatsoever  for  ever 

|-  £-   "  r    '^   hereafter  to  wari-aiit  secure  &  defend  by  these 

g.  ^       /,  ^   Presents — And  Sarah  the  Wife  of  the  s''  Jo- 

2       g^  ^  seph  Wcare  dotli  hereby  freely  give  yield  up 

W  g-       a   ^  &  surrender  all  her  Right  of  Dower  c'i  Thirds 

"S   ^       "^  i.   in  the  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Josejjh  Preble 

^       §"1    his  Heirs  ct  Assigns  Provided   nevertheless  & 

►^       ,    ^    it  is  the  true  Intent  &  Meaning  of  Grantor  & 

°   ^   Grantee   in   these    Presents    any  Thing  herein 

S-  I"  containi'd  to  the  Contrary  in  any  wise  notwitli- 

0  ^  >S    standing  that  if  the  abovenamed  ,Josei)li  A\\'are 

1  5  ^  lii'"*  Heirs  Exec'^  Admin"^^  or  Assigns  shall  ctdo 
Z,  5'  '^  ^vell  &  truly  pay  or  cause  to  be  jiaid  unto  the 
5  a  g  abovenamed  .Tosejjh  Preble  his  Heirs  lOxec"^^ 
5"       S  ^    Admin"  or    Assigns    the    full    &    just  Sum  of 

(g  1^  Ninety  Four  Pounds    &  Four    Shillings  with 

^       *  S    lawful  Interest  for  the  same  in  good  Bills  of 

^  I    Credit  on    the    Province    of  the  Massachusetts 

c  S    Bay  or    lawful   Silver  Money   (jf  the  s''  Prov- 

'^        O  rt   ince  at  or  before  the  Twentieth   Day  of  Janua- 

T   a    yy  which  will  be  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One 

Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  One   without  Fraud  or 

further  Delay  then  the  foregoing  Deed  of  Bargain  tt  Sale  & 


09 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   75.  237 

(•very  Clause  &  Article  thcrciTi  to  cease  dettTininc  &  he  ut- 
terly void  e'er  of  none  Effect  or  else  to  abide  &  remain  in  full 
Force  &  Virtue  In  ^\'itness  wlieri'of  the  s''  ,)ose])li  AV'eare  & 
Sarah  his  Wife  have  hereunto  set  their  Hands  &  Seals  the 
Twentieth  Day  of  January  Anno  Domini  1730  &  in  the  Four 
Year  of  the  Keign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  King  George  the 
Second  i„, 

Joseph  X  AVeare     (Seal)      Sarah  Waier     (seal) 

mark 

Signed  Seal''  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  EdW  Preble  Jos  : 
Moody.  Signed  Seal''  &  Delivered  by  Sarah  Wearc  in  Pres- 
ence of  Noah  IMouIton  Jos  :  INIoody 

York  ss/.Ian'T  20.  1730  Then  appeared  Joseph  Weare 
aliovenanied  &  a(;knowledg''  the  foregoing  Instrument  to  he 
his  Act  t^  Deed 

Before  mc     Joseph  Moody     -fus  :  Peace 
York  ss/Jan'y  21.  1730  Then   Sarah  Weare  psonally  ap- 
j)eared  &  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instnnn'   to  he  her 
Act&  Deed 

Before  me     floseph  Moody     Jus  :  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Kec'  Jan'-y  21,  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"' 


This  Indenture  made  tiie  Twenty  Second  Day  of  January 

o„     „,^  11       Anno  Domini  17;>0  between  William  Pepiierreil 

rj,^  of  Ivittery  ui  the  (  ounty  of  i  ork  in  New  Eiig- 

RiacddTi  ''^'"-^  ^^■'^'1'^  *^"  *'^"  ^^""^  ^^'^^'^  '^  Thomas  Bragdon 
of  York  in  the  County  afores''  Gent-on  the  oth- 
er Part  witnesseth  that  whereas  the  said  Parties  are  seized 
i<:  ])ossessed  of  each  a  several  Tract  of  Land  in  the  Town- 
shij)  of  York  in  the  s''  County  bounding  on  each  other  viz 
the  s''  William  Pepjierrell  of  about  Fifteen  Acres  of  Land 
being  all  thatlieth  to  the  South  West  of  the  Country  Koad  of 
that  Farm  he  purchased  of  Cap'  Arthur  Bragdon  &  on  the 
u]i])er  Part  whereof  s''  Arthur  Bragdon  lived  it  the  s''  Thom- 
as Bragdon  is  seized  as  afores''  of  a  Lot  of  Land  lying  on 
the  same  side  of  the  s''  Country  Road  &  to  the  Soutli  East^ 
ward  of  s''  Lower  Part  of  s''  Pepperrell's  Land  &  whereas 
the  s''  Parties  have  mutually  agreed  that  the  Line  whereon 
the  Fence  now  stands  Beginning  at  the  s'  Country  Koad 
about  Thirty  Eight  Feet  to  y"=  South  Eastward  of  s''  Pepper- 
rclls  Barn  there  &  so  down  South  Westerly  as  the  Fence 
runneth  to  the  River  shall  he  (ixed  established  &  confirmed 
as  the  Dividing  Line  or  Pxiundaries  betwixt  their  s''  Lots 
for  ever  'I'herefore  &  for  the  Preventing  of  all  future  Differ- 
ences Si  Disputes  relating  to  the  Premisses  the  s''  William 


238  "Book  XIV,  Fol.  70. 

rci>pc,iTfll  ior  hiin.solf  &  his  Heirs  dotli  b}'  these  Pivsents 
iibsoiutc'ly  remise  release  &  for  ever  (|uit  Claim  to  the  s'* 
Thomas  Bragdon  in  his  quiet  &  peaceable  Possession  all  such 
Kiiiht  Title  &  Interest  as  He  the  s"  William  Pepperrell  had 
or  ought  to  have  or  which  he  his  Heirs  Exec"  or  Admin'' 
in  Time  to  come  might  or  ought  to  have  of  in  or  to  all  the 
Land  lying  on  the  South  East  Side  of  the  above  described 
Line  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''-  remised  &  released  Prem- 
isses to  him  the  s''  Thomas  Bragdon  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  with  warranty  ior  the  same  against  the  s''  William  Pep- 
perrell his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  And  the  s''  Thomas 
Bragdon  for  the  Consideration  afores''  doth  hereby  for  him- 
self &  his  Heirs  absolutely  remise  release  &  for  ever  quit 
Claim  unto  the  s''  AVilliam  Pepperrell  in  his  (juiet  &  peace- 
able Possession  &  to  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  such 
Right  Estate  Title  Interest  as  he  the  s'' Thomas  Bragdon  had 
orOught  to  have  or  which  He  his  Heirs  Exec"  or  Admin" 
in  Time  to  come  might  or  should  have  of  in  or  to  all  the 
Land  lying  on  the  North  West  Side  of  the  s''  Dividing  Line 
aforedescribed  To  have  and  to  hold  the  afore  remised  &  re- 
leased Premisses  lying  on  the  North  West  Side  of  the  s"* 
Line  to  him  the  s''  William  Pepperrell  his  heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  [76]  with  warranty  for  the  same  against  the  s"* 
Thomas  Bragdon  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  In  AVitness 
whereof  the's*'  William  Pepperrell  &  Thomas  Bragdon  have 
hereunto  set  their  Hands  &  Seals  the  Day  &  Year  first  be- 
fore mentioned 

William  Pepperrell      (Seai)      Thomas  Bragdon      (Soai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  the  Presence  of  us  Samuel 
Came  Jos  :  Moodv 

York  ss/Jan'y  22  1730  Then  the  Honorable  William  Pep- 
perrell Esq'  psonally  apjiearing  acknowledged  the  forego- 
ing Instrument  to  be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Sam'  Came     Jus  :  Peace 

York  ss/January  25.  1730  Then  appeared  M'  Thomas 
Bragdon  &  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrument  to  be 
his  Act  &  Deed  Before     Sam'  Caiuc     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  Jan'>'  25,  1730 

Attest     Jos :     Moody     Reg' 


Book   XIV,  Fol.   7(;.  23it 

Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  Joseph  Young  of 
York  in  the  County  of  Y'ork  in  New  England  Gent 
Young       — for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  natural  Love  &  Af- 
To  feetion  that  I  have  tt  do  ])ear  to  ni\-  only  welbelov- 

YouDg  ed  &  dutiful  Son  Sanuiel  Y'oung  of  Y'ork  afores'' 
Coaster  have  given  &  granted  &  by  these  Presents 
do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  &  grant  to  the  «•>  Samuel 
Y'oung  a  eertain  Traet  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  be- 
in'«-  in  the  Township  of  Y'ork  it  being  tlie  sank'  Land  where- 
on my  lionoured  Father  Rowland  Young  dee''  lived  & 
which"  my  Hon''  Gnindfather  Rowland  Y'oung  Dec'"  gave  to 
my  s''  Father  as  by  a  Deed  under  his  Hand  &  Seal  Dated 
Aug' 25.  1(!8;')  Reference  being  thereunto  had  for  tlie  P>ound- 
aries  thereof  may  at  large  ai)pear  s''  Deed  being  enrolled 
Lib°  4  Fol°  54  of  York  County  Records  for  Deeds  &c  To- 
gether with  the  Orchards  &  Fences  thereon  &  all  the  Privi- 
ledges  Appurces  &  Conunodities  thereto  belonging  or  any 
wise  appertiiining  (excepting  only  &  reserving  out  of  the 
Premisses  Two  Aei-es  of  Land  on  the  North  EastSide  there- 
of to  be  laid  out  &  bounded  as  I  shall  think  fit)  To  have 
and  to  hold  the  above  given  &  granted  Premisses  with  the 
Ai)purces  (excej)t  the  before  excepted)  to  him  the  s''  Sanui- 
el Young  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  «&  tlieir  only 
proper  Use  Benefit  &  behoofe  for  ever  as  a  good  pfect  c^  ab- 
solute Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  without  any  Man- 
ner of  Condition  whatsoever — In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s'' 
Joseph  Young  &  Abigail  my  AVife  in  Testimony  of  her  free 
Consent  to  this  Deed  of  Gift  have  hereunto  set  our  Hand  & 
Seals  the  Thirtyeth  Day  of  April  in  the  Second  Y'ear  of  the 
Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  King  (leorge  the  Second  An- 
no(i  Domini  172!t  Joseph  Young      (seal) 

Signed  Seal''  cSc  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  Edward  Preble 
Edmund  Black  John  Higgins 

York  ss/April  15  1730  Joseph  Y'oung  psonally  appeared 
&  acknowledged  y'  the  above  writtc^n  Instrument  was  his 
free  Act  &  Deed  Sam'  Ciuiui     Jus:  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv'  Feb'^'  5.  1730 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Reg"^ 

Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  Mikill  Ilodg  of 
Newbury  in  the  County  of  Essex  in  the  Pro\  ince 
Hodg  „f  the  Massachusetts   Bay   in  New  England  Ship- 

To  Wright  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Fif- 

Ilotlgkins      ty  Pounds  to  me  in    Hand   paid  of  lawful    Money 
before  the  Ensealing  by   Piiilip  llodgkiiis  of  Fal- 
mouth in  the  County  of  York  iSc  Province  afores''  Shipwright 


240  Book  XIV,  Fol.  7(). 

the  Receipts  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self 
therewith  full}'  satisfied  have  given  granted  &  sold  &  by 
these  Presents  do  give  grant  sell  convey  &  confirni  unto  the 
s'>  Philip  Hodgkins  his  Heirs  Exec"  all  my  Eight  &  Title  of 
in  &  unto  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  lying  &  being  in  the 
Township  of  Falmouth  called  or  known  by  the  Name  of 
Mungi(\ys  Neck  which  Right  I  have  by  &  from  the  sole  Heir 
of  AP  Richard  Tacker  one  of  the  First  Purchasers  of  s''  Land 
from  Sir  Fardenanddo  (xorage  To  have  and  to  hold  all  tlu' 
Right  Title  Interest  that  I  have  or  ever  had  to  the  bargain- 
ed Premisses  by  Virtue  of  a  Deed  from  the  Heirs  of  s''  Rich- 
ered  Tacker  which  shall  or  may  appear  unto  him  the  s'' 
Philip  Hodgkins  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin'^  &  Assigns  for 
ever  To  his  sole  Use  &  Advantage  from  henceforth  &  for 
ever  So  that  no  Challenges  or  Demands  shall  be  made  unto 
the  bargained  Premisses  from  by  or  under  me  the  s''  Mikell 
Ilodg  or  Tockers  Heirs  I  the  s''  Mik(>il  Hodg  declare  my 
self  the  owner  of  the  bargained  Premisses^  have  lawful  Pow- 
er to  alienate  &  convey  as  in'Manner  aboves"*  Farther  I  the 
s''  JNIikell  Hodg  do  warrant  this  my  Sale  unto  the  s''  Hodg- 
kins his  Heirs  Exec'"  Admin'^  or  Assigns  for  ever  without 
Let  or  Molestation  from  me  or  my  Heirs  Exec"  or  Assigns 
&  from  s''  Tocker  &  his  Heirs  by  Virtue  of  these  Presents 
— In  witness  whereof  I  have  set  to  my  Hand  &  Seal  this 
Thirty  First  Day  of  October  Anno  Dom:  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundi-ed  &  Thirty 

Michall  Hodge     (Seal) 

Sisn''  Seal''  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  Edward  JNIorss 
Maray  Morss  her  Mark-|- 

Essex  Novemb'  21.  1730  Michall  Hodg  appearing  ac- 
knowledged this  Instrument  to  be  his  Act  t't  Deed  i.^  Hand 
&  Seal 

Before  me     Edwai'd  Sargent  Justice  of  the  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv'  Fi;!)"  11.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  (Trcet- 
ing  Know  ye  tliat  we   Sanmel  Jefferds  of  AA'ells  in 
jeffeids     the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Massa- 
To  chusetts  Bay  in  New  England    Clerk  &  Sarah  his 

Hill  Wife  for  iSc  in  Consideration   of  the  Sum  of  Sixty 

Pounds  in  curi'ant  P>iils  of  the  Province  afores''  to 
us  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  lic  ti'uly  paid  by 
Jose[>h  Hill  Esij''  of  Wells  afores''  the  Receipt  whereof  we 
do  hereby  acknowledge  &  our  selves    therewith  fully  satisfi- 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   77.  241 

ed  &  contoiitod  &  tlicreof  &  of  every  Part  &  Paroel  thereof 
do  exonerate  iiei|uit  i5c  diseliarge  him  the  s''  Josejih  Hill  E.-^cj*^ 
hi.s  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  for  over  b}'  these  Presents  have 
ffivcn  sjfr.mted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed 
&  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  al)s(jlutely  give  grant 
bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  Joseiih 
Hill  Es(i'  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  c^ver  all  our  Right  Title 
Interest  Claim  &  Demand  in  &  to  one  P^ighth  Part  of  Half 
a  Sixth  of  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  in  Casco  Bay  in  the  Prov- 
ince afores''  laving  on  a  cert«ain  River  cf)monly  called  by  the 
Indians  Westcustogo  <fc  by  the  English  Royals  River  begin- 
ning at  the  lowermost  Falls  in  s'  River  in  y''  Township  of 
North  Yarmouth  in  the  Province  afores''  &  running  up  Two 
Miles  in  Breadth  on  each  Side  of  s**  River  &  in  Length  up 
unto  y""  Head  of  the  furthest  Branch  or  C'ri-ek  of  s''  River 
together  with  the  same  Proportion  of  the  Stream  or  Streams 
Falls  Mill  Priviledges  AVood  Trees  Timber  Underwood 
Stones  &  Mines  unto  s''  Land  &  River  in  any  wise  belong- 
ing which  alM)vementioned  Tract  of  Land  was  sold  by  Four 
or  Five  Inflian  Sagamores  unto  Thomas  Stephens  &  was  by 
him  convened  unto  Coll"  Bartholomew  (iedney  as  by  the 
Records  of  s''  County  ma}'  be  inorc^  fully  seen  &  the  afores'' 
Pi'oportion  of  which  together  with  more  was  conveyed  to  us 
by  Deborah  Clarke  of  Salem  by  deed  bearing  Date  Aug'  6. 
1730  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  tt  bargained  Prem- 
isses with  all  the  Appurtenances  Priviledges  ct  C'oiTiodities 
to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertiiining  to  him 
the  s''  Joseph  Hill  P^scj'^  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his 
&  their  only  |n'oi)er  I^se  Benefit  &  Behoof  forever  And  we 
the  said  Samuel  i\c  Sarah  .fefferds  for  our  selves  &  Heirs 
Exec"  &  Admin"^'  do  covenant  pi'omise  &  grant  to  &  with 
the  s"  Joseph  Hill  his  Heirs  i&  Assigns  that  before  [77]  the 
Ensealing  hereof  We  are  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the 
abdve  bargained  Premisses  &  ai'e  lawfully  seized  it  jiossess- 
ed  of  the  same  in  our  own  j)roper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  & 
absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  and  iiave  in 
our  selves  good  Right  full  Pow(>r  &  lawful  Authority  to 
grant  bargain  sell  convc}'  ^Si  confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses 
in  Manner  as  afores''  And  that  the  said  .Joseph  Hill  his 
Heirs  iSi  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  it  at  all 
Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Pres- 
ents lawfully  peaceably  &  i|nietly  ha\c  hold  use  occupy  pos- 
sess &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  and  bargained  Premisses  with 
the  Ajjpurces  free  &  clear  &  freely  it  clearly  aci|uitted  ex- 
onerated it  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former 
or   other   Gifts    Grants  Bargains  Sales    Leases    Morfffiiies 


242  Book    XTV,  Fol.  77. 


Wills  Entails  Joyniures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  or 
Incumbrances  of  what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in 
any  Measui'e  or  degree  obstruct  or  make  void  this  present 
Deed  Furthermore  We  the  s"  Samuel  &  Sarah  Jcffcrds  for 
our  selves  our  Heirs  Exec''*  &  Admin'"  do  covenant  &  engage 
the  above  demised  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  Joseph  Hill  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of 
any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  [from  by  or  under  us] 
'for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Pres- 
ents— In  Witness  whereof  we  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands 
&  Seals  this  Fifth  Day  of  Feb'->-  Seventeen  Hundred  &  Thir- 
ty Thirty  one  &  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  our  Sovereign  Lord 
George  the  Second  King  of  Great  Britain  &c  N  B  The 
words  [from  by  or  under  us]  were  interlined  between  the 
Fifth  &  Sixth  Line  fi'om  the  Bottom  &  the  words  [in 
Breadth]  between  the  21»'  &  22''  Line  from  the  Top  before 
signing — 

Samuel  Jefferds     (seai)      Sarah  Jefferds     (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Huchttelsue 
Nehemiah  Littlefield  Katherine  Hannnond 

York  ss/AVells  Feb'-='  5  1730/31  The  within  mentioned 
Samuel  Jefferds  &  Sarah  Jefferds  psonally  appeared  before 
me  the  Subscriber  One  of  his  Maj'J*  Justices  of  the  Peace 
for  s''  County  &  acknowledged  the  within  written  Deed  to 
be  their  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

John  Wheelwright 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  Feb--^'  10.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Keg' 


To  all  Peo])lc  unto  whom  this  Deed  of  Sale  shall  come 
William  Pepperrell  Jun'  of   Kittery  in  the  Coun- 
Peppeneii    ty  of  York  &  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay 
To  in    New    England  Esii'  &  Mary  his    Wife    send 

Jordan  Greeting — Whereas  Anne  Phillips  Wife  &  Attor- 
ncv  of  William  Phillips  Mariner  Sarah  Phillips 
Spinster  &  Deborah  Skinner  Widow  all  of  Boston  within 
the  County  of  Suffolk  &  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay 
in  New  England  which  s'"  A^'illiam  &  Sarah  are  Children  it 
Deborah  is  Widow  of  William  Phillips  Dec'  who  was  Son  of 
Maj'  Williiuii  Phillips  formerly  of  Boston  afores''  Gent" 
Dee'')  by  their  Deed  bearing  Date  July  31.  1729  for  the 
Consideration  therein  mentioned  did  grant  bargain  sellaliene 
enfeoffe  release  convey  and  confirm  unto  the  s''  William 
Pepiierrell  Jun'  all  the  Right  Estate  Title  Interest  Iniicri- 
tance  Use  Possession  Property'  Reversion   Remainder  Claim 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   77.  243 

&  Demand  wliatsoever  which  tlie  .s''  William  Philliiis  Sarah 
Phillip.s  iSi  Deborah  .Skinner  i^  each  of  them  had  tSo  were  en- 
tituled  unto  in  a  certain  Traet  of  Land  situate  in  Saco  alias 
Biddeford  in  the  Eastern  Parts  of  New  England  being  in 
Length  from  the  Sea  Side  at  Winter  Harbour  uji  to  the 
Rocks  called  Cap'  Sunday's  Rocks  above  Salmon  Falls  in 
Saco  River  it  in  Breadth  from  the  Western  Side  of  the  s'' 
River  to  the  Extent  of  Saco  Township  to  the  Westward  & 
no  farther  Together  with  all  &  singular  the  Rights  Members 
Profits  Priviledges  &  Apj)urccs  whatsoever  thereunto  be- 
longing or  in  any  wise  appertaining  To  have  and  U>  hold  the 
8''  granted  &  released  Premisses  with  the  Apjjurces  unto  the 
s''  William  Pepperrell  [Now  know  ye  that  I  the  s''  W"  Pej)- 
perrell]  for  it  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  One  Hundred 
Pounds  in  publick  Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in  Hand  at  &  be- 
fore the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  of  these  Pi'esents  well  &  truly 
paid  by  Sam'  .Jordan  of  Biddeford  in  the  s*'  County  of  York 
Gent  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  have 
granted  bargiiined  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  released  convej'cd 
&  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  fulh'  it  absolutel}' grant 
bargain  sell  aliene  release  enfeoff  convey  &  confirm  unto  the 
s"*  Samuel  Jordan  One  full  (Quarter  Part  of  all  the  Right  Es- 
tate Title  Interest  Inheritance  Use  Possession  Property  Re- 
version Remainder  Claim  it  Demand  whatsoever  which  I 
now  have  &  am  cntituled  to  by  Force  it  Virtue  of  the  afore- 
recited  Deed  of  in  &  unto  that  Part  of  the  beforementioned 
&  described  Land  &  Premisses  To  have  and  to  hold  the  be- 
fore hereby  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appur- 
ccs  unto  the  s''  Sanuiel  Jordan  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  To  his  & 
their  onl}'  j)roper  Cse  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  freely- 
peaceably  &  quietly  without  any  Manner  of  Reclaim  Chal- 
lenge or  Contradiction  to  be  had  or  made  thereto  by  me  the 
s''  VVilliam  Pepperrell  or  my  Heirs  at  any  Time  or  Times 
ff>r  ever  hereafter — In  witness  whereof  I  the  s''  William 
PeppeiTcll  ct  Mary  my  s'"  Wife  in  Token  of  her  Right  of 
Dowers  or  Thirds  in  the  s''  granted  &  bai'gained  Premisses 
with  the  Aj)purccs  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the 
First  l)a\'  of  .lune  Anno  Domini  ()ne  Thousand  Seven  Hun- 
dred &  Thirty  &  in  the  Third  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sov- 
ereign Lord  (ieorge  the  Second  King  over  (ireat  Britain  &c 
The  words  interlined  viz  [Now  know  ye  that  the  s''  W"  Pep- 
perrell] was  before  Signing  &  Sealing  hereof 

William  Pe|)perrellJun'    (Seal)    Mary  Pepperrell    (s.:ii) 
Signed  Seal''  it  Delivered  in   the   Presence  ot  John  ftrost 
Jun'  Timothy  (ierrish  .lun"^ 

York   ss/Jan'^>  4    17.'5l)    the    aho\c  nuineil  W'"'    Pepperrell 


244  Booiv  XIV,  FoL.   78. 

Jun'  &  Mary  his  Wife  psonally  appeared    &  acl^ii  owl  edged 
tliis  foregoing  Instrument  to  be  their  free  Aet  &  Deed 

Before     Tim"  Gerrish     J»  Peaee 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receive  Fe\yy  !<!.    1730 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Ros' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greeting 

Know  ye  that  I   James  Doughty   of   Falmouth  in 

Doughty     tile  Count}'  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  .Massa- 

'fo  chusetts  Bay  in   Xew  England   Husbandman  for  & 

Pearson  jn  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Thirty  Five  Pounds 
currant  Money  of  New  England  to  me  in  Hand  be- 
fore the  Ensealing  hereof  well  ct  truly  i)aid  by  Moses  Per- 
cen  of  Newbury  in  the  County  of  Essex  in  the  Province 
aboves''  Joyncr  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowl- 
edge &  my  self  there  with  fully  satisfied  &  contented  & 
thereof  »t  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  ac- 
quit kt  discharge  Him  the  s''  Moses  Percen  his  Heirs  P^xec" 
&  Admin"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted 
bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  b}'  these 
Presents  do  freely  fully  iSc  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  Him  the  s''  Moses  Percen  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Tract  or  Lot  of  Land  ly- 
ing &  being  in  the  Township  of  Fahiiouth  &  is  bounded  as 
followeth  it  being  the  Seventh  Lot  in  Number  adjoynitig  on 
Queen  Street  on  the  Westermost  Side  of  M'  Wass  House  it 
runs  down  to  the  Cove  the  same  Width  &  Course  with 
the  other  Lots  lying  in  that  Range  s''  Tract  or  Lot  of  Land 
containing  Three  Acres  be  it  more  or  less  or  howsoever 
other  wise  bounded  as  may  appear  by  the  Town  Book  of 
Records  for  Falmouth  aboves''  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s'' 
granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Privi- 
ledges  &  C'omodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise 
appertaining  to  him  the  s''  Moses  Percen  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  proi)er  Use  Benefit  &  Be- 
hoof for  ever  And  I  the  s''  .hunes  Dougiity  for  my  self  Heirs 
ExeC^  &  Admin'''  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with 
him  the  s'^  Moses  Percen  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  tliat  before 
the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of 
the  above  bargained  Pri'Uiisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  tt[78] 
l)ossessed  of  the  same  in  my  own  [jroper  Right  as  a  good 
pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have 
in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to 
grant  bargain  sell  convey  vie  confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses 
in  Manner  as  aboves'^  And  that  He  the  s*  Moses  Percen  his 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  78.  245 

Heirs  &  Assigns  sliall  c^c  may  from  Time  to  Time  iSc  at  all 
Times  for  over  hereafter  hy  Foreeand  \'irtue  of  these  Pres- 
ents lawfull}'  peaecahly  &  (luietlyhave  liold  use  oceupy  pos- 
sess &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  iSc  bargained  Premisses  with  the 
Appurees  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  acquitted  exoner- 
ated &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or 
other  (lifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  iVIortgages  Wills 
Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  or  Incum- 
brances of  what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any 
Measure  or  Degree  obstruct  or  make  void  this  present  Deed 
Fiu-thcrmorc  I  the  s''  James  Doughty  for  my  self  my  Heirs 
Exec"  &  Admin"  do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised 
Premisses  to  him  the  s'^  Moses  Percon  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Per- 
sons whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  de- 
fend by  these  Presents — In  Witness  wiiereof  I  the  James 
Doughty  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Fiveth  Day 
of  August  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Nine  & 
the  Third  Year  of  his  Maj'''  Reign 

James  Douty  his  Markx      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  i*i  Delivered   in   Presence  of  us  AA'itncsses 
Joseph  Bayley  Henry  \\'heeier 

York  ss  Falm"  Feb-v  4.   1730/1       Then  James  Douty  ac- 
knowledged the  within  Instrument  to  lie  his  free  Act  &  Deed 
Coram      .Joshua  Moody     Just:   Pac 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Kcceiv'  Fel)'"  19.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  sliail  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Thomas  Smith  of  Falmouth  in 
!^'"itl'       the  County  of  York  in   the  Province  of  the  Massa- 

To  chusetts  Bay  in  New   England  Clerk  for  iSi  in  Con- 

Jeffenls  sidcration  of  the  Sum  of  Eighty  Pounds  in  Bills  of 
Credit  on  the  Province  afores''  to  me  in  Hand  be- 
fore the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  Sanuiel  Jcf- 
ferds  of  "Wells  in  tiie  County  afores''  the  Keccipt  whereof  I 
do  hereby  acknowledge  iSL  my  self  therew  itii  fully  satisfied 
<&  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do 
exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  Him  thes''  Samuel  Jefferds  his 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  iVc  confirmed  it  bv 
these  Presents  do  freel}-  fully  c'i  absolutely  give  grant  l)ar- 
gain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  Him  the  s"  Samuel 
Jefferds  his  Heirs  &,  Assigns  forever  One  Eighth  Part  of 
Half  a  Sixth  of  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  in  Casco  Bay  lying 


240  Book   XIV,  Fol.   78. 

&  Ixiiiig  on  a  certain  River  commonh'  called  by  the  Indians 
We.stcastogo  &  by  the  English  Koyais  Kiver  Beginning  at 
the  lowermost  Falls  of  s"*  River  &  running  up  Two  Miles  on 
each  Side  of  s*  River  unto  the  Head  of  y"  furthest  Branch  or 
Creek  of  s''  River  Together  with  One  Eighth  Part  of  Half  a 
Sixth  of  the  Stream  &  Falls  of  s''  River  it  the  same  Propor- 
tion of  the  Wood  Underwood  Trees  Timber  Stones  (Si  Mines 
unto  s''  Ijand  in  an}'  wise  belonging  which  abovebargained 
Premisses  was  sold  by  Four  Indian  Sagamores  unto  Thomas 
Stephens  &  has  beeirsince  conveyed  to  Coll"  Bartholomew 
Gedney  late  of  Salem  Dec'  &  Henry  Say  word  late  of  York 
Dec"  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Prem- 
isses with  all  the  Appurtenances  Priviledges  &  Comodities 
to  the  same  lielonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to  him 
the  s''  Sanuu'l  Jefferds  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his 
&  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  it  Behoof  for  ever  And  I 
the  s'>  Thoiiias  Smith  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Ad- 
min" do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s'^  Samuel 
Jefferds  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  here- 
of I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  above-bargain- 
ed Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same 
in  my  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  perfect  &  absolute  Es- 
tate of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simiile  &  have  in  my  self  good 
Right  full  Power  vt  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell 
convey  &  confirm  s*  bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as 
afores"*  And  that  He  the  s''  Samuel  Jefferds  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs shall  it  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for 
ever  hereafter  by  Force  it  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully 
peaceably  &  (piietly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy 
the  s'l  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appurces 
free  it  clear  &  freely  ct  clearly  ac(|uitted  exonerated  it  dis- 
charged of  from  all  it  all  ^Manner  of  former  or  other  tjifts 
Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyn- 
tures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  or  Incumbrances  of 
what  Name  or  Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  Measure  or 
Degree  obstruct  or  make  void  this  present  Deed  Further- 
more I  the  said  Thomas  Smith  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec" 
&  Admin"  do  covenant  &  engage  the  abovedemised  Prem- 
isses to  him  the  s'>  Samuel  Jefferds  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or 
Persons  whatsoever  from  by  or  under  me  &  of  Henry  Say- 
word  late  of  York  Deceas''  who  bought  of  Stei)hens  afores'' 
with  Col°  Gedney  afores''  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  or  As- 
signs it  also  from  Abiel  Walley  &  his  Wife  their  Heirs  Ex- 
ec" Admin"  it  Assigns  forever  to  warrant  secure  it  defend 
by  these  Presents    And    furthermore    I  Sarah  the   \Y'\ic  of 


Book    XTV,  Fol.   78.  247 

Thotniis  Smitli  do  luTchy  fur  fvcr  (|uit  Claim  iSc  rc-linquish 
all  my  Riirlit  <if  Dower  i.^  Power  of  Thirds  in  it  to  all  &  ev- 
ery Part  .jc  Parcel  of  the  alioveharnaiiied  Premisses  imtotho 
s"*  Samuel  Jefferds  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  In  Witness 
whereof  we  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  tiiis  First 
Day  of  Aui^ust  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sov- 
ereign Lord  (ieorge  the  Second  of  Great  Britain  Franco  & 
Ireland  Kinii'  Annoij  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred 
&  Thirty      ■  TIio»  Smith     (|^^i) 

Signed  Seal''  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  Thomas  Perkins 
Abii;:ail  Wheelwri<:ht 

York  ss/ Wells  Aug'  1.  1730.  This  Day  psonally  appear- 
ed before  me  one  of  his  Muj'>'  Justices  of  the  Peac<^  the 
within  mentioned  Tht)mas  Smith  &  acknowledged  the  within 
written  Deed  to  be  his  voluntary  Act  and  Deed 

Jolui  Wheelwright     Just:  Peace 

Wells  Aug'  1.  1730  ReC'  of  the  within  mentioned  Samuel 
Jefferds  the  within  mentioiu^d  Sum  of  Eighty  Pounds — 
Rec'  p  me     Tho'  Smith 

A  true  (*oi)y  of  the  Original  ReceiV  Feb''>'  li!.  1730 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Reg"^ 


Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  Joim   Higginson 

of  Salem  in  the  County  of  Essex  (lent — surviv- 

lligginsou     iiig  Exec'^  of  the  last  Will  &  Testament  of  Col" 

To  John  Higginson  Esij'  late  of  s"    Salem  Dec"*  in 

2  Sawyers  Consideration  of  Fifteen  Pounds  to  me  in  Hand 
before  the  Ensealing  liereof  well  &  truly  \r,iid  by 
John  Sawyer  &  Jacob  Sawyer  both  of  Falmouth  in  the  Coun- 
ty of  York  &  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New 
England  Husbandmen  have  bargained  &  sold  &  by  these 
Presents  in  my  s''  Cai)acity  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  bar- 
gain sell  enfeoff  convey  &  confirm  unto  the  s''  John  Sawyer 
&  Jacob  Sawyer  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certiiin 
Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  Faliuouth 
afores''  containing  One  Hundred  Acres  of  Land  more  or  less 
bounded  Easterly  on  Land  formerly  Tho»  Sanfords  Wester- 
ly on  Land  formerly  Robert  Sanfords  >!t  lying  between  Two 
Two  Creeks  or  Brooks  &  was  the  antient  Settlement  of  Jos- 
ejih  Phippen  (Excepting  always  &  reserving  to  my  self 
about  One  Acre  &  Half  of  Land  purchased  by  Doct"^  Allen 
lyinjr  within  the  Limits  afores''  &  the  Connnon  Right  or  Priv- 
iledge  in  the  Conunon  &  undivided  Lands  of  s''  Town 
thereto  belonging)  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  & 
bargained   Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  &  Priviledges 


248  Book  XIV,  Fol.   70. 

thert'to  bo^longing  (excepting  as  before  exec|)tt'd)  to  them 
the  .said  [79]  Jolin  Sawyer  &  Jaeob  Sawyer  in  a(|ual  Halves 
&  to  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  free  &  clear  of  any  In- 
eumbrance  whatsoever  Moreover  I  the  s''  John  Higginson 
Exec""  as  afores''  in  my  Capacity  do  covenant  &  engage  to 
warrant  s(^ciire  &  defend  the  s''  John  Sawyer  &  Jacob  Saw- 
yer tiieir  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  in  tlie  (iiiiet  &  peaceable 
Possession  of  the  Premisses  against  all  Persons  whomsoever 
In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s'^  John, Higginson  Exec/^  as  afores'' 
have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Fourteenth  Day  of 
November  Anno  Domini  1730 

John  Higginson      (Seal) 

Sign''  Seal''  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  John  Coy  Miles 
Ward  Jun' 

York  ss/Falm"  Xovenib'^  14'"  1730  Then  M'John  Higgin- 
son acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act& 
Deed  Cor —     Joshua  Moody     Jus  ;  Pac 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC  Feb^y  li>.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  Pe(H)le  to  whom   these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that   I    Roger  ^litchel   of  Kittery  in 
Mitchel       the  County  of  York  within   his   Maj'«  Province  of 
T"  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  Xew  England  Shipwright 

Jordan  for  ^  jn  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  One  Hun- 
dred &  Forty  Five  Pounds  in  good  &  lawful  Mon- 
ey of  New  England  to  me  in  Hand  well  &  truly  paid  by  Do- 
minicus  Jordan  of  Falmouth  in  the  County  afores''  Gent  the 
Receij)t  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  myself  to  be 
therewith  fully  satisfied  contented  &  paid  &  thereof  &  of 
every  Part  ct  Parcel  thereof  do  ac(|uit  &  discharge  the  s'' 
Dominicus  Jordan  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  and  Assigns  for 
ever  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  & 
confirmed  unto  the  s''  Dominicus  Jordan  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs ( )ne  Messuage  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying 
&  being  in  the  Town  of  Kittery  afores''  being  a  Neck  of 
Land  counuonly  called  Pearscs  Neck  containing  by  Estima- 
tion Five  Acres  be  it  more  or  less  w^'"  s''  Messuage  or  Tract 
of  Land  was  formerly  sold  by  Joseph  Seavy  &  his  Wife  to 
the  said  Dominicus  Jordan  iSi  by  the  s"^  Dominicus  Jordan 
sold  &  conveyed  to  me  the  s''  Roger  Mitchel  as  p  his  Deed 
dated  the  Day  of  the  Date  of  these  Presents  &  is  bounded 
Southerly  by  Champernouns  Creek  Easterly  by  Lockwood 
Northerly  by  the  Stepping  Stones  Westerly  by  a  Cove  or 
however   otherwise    Butted    &    bounded  And  the  Dwelling 


Book    XIV,  Fol.   79.  249 

House  stiiiiding  tliereoii  witli  ;ill  y"  Biiildiiiirs  Ai)|iur(c.s  Priv- 
ilfdi^cs  Comoditic's  to  the  .siiiiic  Ixdoiiging  or  in  anv  wiso  aj)- 
])t'rtiiiiiiria-  'J'o  liavc  &  to   hold   tlif  s''  granted   it.  l)argaiiR'd 
Preini.s.so.s  to  him  the  ;s''  Doiniiiicus  Jordan   hi.s  lleir.s  &  As- 
signs for  evor  To  his  &  their  only  i)rojX'r  Use  Benefit  &  Be- 
hoof for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Roger  Mitchel  for  me  my  Heirs 
„  ^        Exee"  Admin"^*  do  eovenant  &  engage  yt  lam  the 
.    i  ^  ^    true  sole  Si  lawful  owner  of  the  s'' demised  Prem- 
g  i.  o   °    isses  &  am    lawfully   seiz*'  of  the  same   in   mine 
«  =:  ^  ^    own  i)ro})er  Right  &  have  full  Power  to  sell  & 
^  ^  S"--^    eonvey  the  same  as    aboves''  &  do  hereby  bind 
?   o   w  ^    my  self  my   Heirs   Exee'-^  it   Admin"'  to   warrant 
g  (^  3   K-    secure  it  defend  the  same  unto  him  y"  s''  Domin- 
£  »   S,  ^    ieus  Jordan   his   Heirs  it  Assigns  for  ever — The 
§        g"  '^    Conditions  of  the  foregoing  Deed  of  Mortgage  is 
'°  Z    sueh  it  it  is  the    true    Intent    it   Meaning  of  the 
^       =  g    Ciranter  it  Grantee   in   these  Presents  that  if  the 
"S        g.  ■     aboves''  Roger  ^litchel  his   Heirs  Exee"  Admin" 
S,  ^   or  any  or  either  of  them  shall  &  do  well  &  truly 
fp  3    l)ay   or  eause  to  be  paid   unto   the  abovenamed 
__   gi  P5    J)ominieus  Jordan   his   Heirs    Exee'^  Admin"  or 
g  S^  g    Assigns  or  to  his  eertjiin  Attorney  the  Sum  of 
*   „  i    Seventy  Two  Pounds  Ten  Shillings  in   ))assuble 
J-,  5'  -    Bills  of  public  Credit  of  the  Province  afores''  at 
§   ^  S..    on  or  Itefore  tiie  First  Day  of  June  next  ensuing 
S;  2   a    the  Date  hereof  to  satistie  it  i)ay  a  Bill  given  to 
i,  a.  ""    the    s''  .Jordan  by  the  s''  Mitchell  bearinii  even 
S.  g-  d-    date  with  these  Presents    And    also    that  the  s"* 
3   ^  ^-   Roger  Mitchel  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  or  any 
=  _    or  either  of  thi'in   shall   it  do   well   it  trulv   nay 
~  2  5    or  cause  to  be  paid   unto  the  s'  Dominicus  Jor- 
(§  g.  S,   dan  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin'"  &  Assigns  the  Sum 
tg  (g   B    of  Seventy  Two  Pounds  &  Ten  Shillings  in  good 
'^    '  eg    liills  of  t'redit  on   the  Pi'ovince  afores''  at  on  or 
~-  "■     before  the  First  Day  of  June  which  will  be  in  the 
year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Si!vcn   Hundred  it  Twenty 
Nine  to  pay  &  satisfie  a  certain  Bill  in  w^'  the  s''  Mitchell  is 
oliliged  to  i)ay  the  s''  Jordan   the  s''  sum  of  Seventy  Two 
Pomids  as  p  s''  Bill  bearing  Date  even   with  these  Presents 
if  the  s''  Roger    Mitchell    shall    well    it    truly  pay  the  Two 
afores''  Bills  or  Bonds  then  the  afores''  Deed  &  every  Clause 
it  Article  therein  contained  shall  be  utterly  null  it  void  &  of 
none  Effect  or  else  shall  stand  in  full  Force  Strength  tt  Vir- 
tue— Sealed  with  my  Seal  Dated   the  Eighth  Day  of  August 
Anno(i    Domini    1727    And   in   the   Fourteenth  Year  of  his 
.Maj'v"  Reign  Roger  Mitchell      (SeaO 


250  Book  XIV,  Fol.  79. 

Sitrned  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  Thomas  Jenkins 
John  Hecks  Noah  Emery 

York  ss/Aug'  9.    1727.  This  Day  the  abovenam'^  Roger 
]\Iitehell  psonaliy  ai>i)eared  before  the  Subseriber  &  acknowl- 
edged the  foregoing  Instrument   to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 
Cor     M'"'  Peijperrell  Jun'     Jus:  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  Feb"^"  25.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg^ 


Know  all  ^Nlen  by  these  Presents  that  W"  Wentworth  of 
Kittery  in  the  County  of  York  within  the  Prov- 
Wentwoilh     jnce  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England 
To  Mariner  Principal  &  W"  PepperrcU  Jun"^  of  Kit- 

Frost  tery  in  the  County  afores'*  Escf  Surety  both 
joyntlv  &  severally  are  holden  &  stand  firmly 
bound  &  obliged  unto  Charles  Frost  of  Kittery  afores''  (ient 
in  the  full  whole  &  just  Sum  of  Two  Thousand  Pounds  cur- 
rant Money  of  the  Province  afores''  for  which  Payment  well 
&  truly  to  be  made  unto  the  s''  Charles  Frost  or  his  Heirs 
Exec'^^  Admin'^  or  Assigns  we  bind  our  selves  our  Heirs  Ex- 
ec" &  Admin"  firmly  by  these  Presents — Sealed  with  our 
Seals  Dated  the  19"'  Day  of  January  Anno  Domini  17;50 

The  Condition  of  this  present  Obligation  is  such  that 
whereas  there  being  Articles  of  Agreement  made  &  agreed 
upon  of  this  Day  between  the  abovenamed  Charles  Frost  & 
Sarah  his  Wife  One  of  the  Daughters  of  Cap'  Andrew  Pep- 
perrell  late  of  New  Castle  in  the  Province  of  New  Hamps'^  Dec'' 
&  W"  \\'entwortli  abovebounded  &  Margery  his  Wife  the 
other  Daughter  of  the  s' Andrew  Pei)i)errell  relating  to  the  Di- 
vision of  a  Tract  of  Land  lying  c'c  being  in  Kittery  afores''  at 
or  near  a  Place  called  Pudden  Hole  containing  by  Estima- 
tion about  Three  Hundred  &  Fifty  Acres  more  or  less  as  Ref- 
erence being  had  to  s''  Agreement  under  each  of  their  Hands 
&  Seals  of  this  Date  will  full}'  ai)i)ear  Now  if  the  s''  W'" 
Wentworth  &  Margery  Wentworth  &  their  Heirs  &  every  of 
them  shall  well  &  truly  comply  fulfill  and  pform  all  &  every 
Article  mentioned  in  the  s''  Agreement  so  that  the  s''  Charles 
Frost  c't  Sarah  Frost  his  Wife  nor  their  Heirs  shall  be  no 
Ways  molested  or  any  Ways  put  to  Trouble  or  Charge  in 
the  s"  Division  and  that  the  s''  W'"  &  Margery  Wentworth 
when  she  comes  to  the  Age  of  Twenty  One  Years  shall  make 
such  further  Instruments  in  Writing  under  their  Hands  &. 
Seals  that  shall  make  the  s''  Divisio'n  firm  &  valid  in  Law 
that  then  this  above  Obligation  to  be  void  &  of  none  Effect 
otherwise  to  be  &  remain"  in  full  Force  Strength  &  Virtue 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   SO.  2ol 

W"  WcMit worth      (s,,ai) 
W"  Pi'iipcnvll  ,Iun>^      (Seal) 

Siijjned  Suulcd  &  Dulivcrod  in  tlir  Prcsfiice  of  Jii"  I'trust 
Joscpli  Snuill 

York  s.s/Ft'b'^y  15.  1730  the  above  nanr'  W"  Wentworth 
&  W"  Pepperrell  Jun''  p^ionally  appeared  &  acknowledg''  the 
:il)o\f  Instriun'  to  he  their  free  Aet  &  Deed 

Before     W"  Pei)perrell     J.s :   Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  tiie  ( )rii;inal  Received  Felj'>  •22.  ]i:W 

Atte.-it     Jos :  Moody     Keg' 


Ai'tieles  of  Agreement  nuide  }"-'  lit"'  Day  of  January  Anno 
Domini  1730  by  &  between  John  Newmareh  of 
Xewiiiavcli  Kittery  Clerk  of  the  One  Party  &  Charles  Fro.-<t 
Frost  &c  jt  Sarah  his  Wife  c*i  William  Wentworth  iSi:  ISlar- 
Agivement  ox-py  his  Wife  &  W'"  Pepi)errell  Jun' Es(i'  (iuar- 
dian  to  8''  Margery  all  of  s''  Kittery  w^''  s''  Sarah 
&  Margery  are  the  Children  &  Heirs  of  Cap'  Andrew  Pcp- 
perrelfOee''  of  the  [80]  other  Party  witnesseth  that  where- 
as the  s*'  John  Newmareh  i)c  Andrew  Pei)i)errell  Dee''  did 
Purehase  of  Zaeh  Emery  &  Nathan"  Tarbox  One  Hundred 
Acres  of  Land  in  Kittery  as  p  Deed  dated  Novem"^  I'd.  1711. 
Reference  thereunto  being  had  may  more  at  large  appear 
which  Land  the  Parties  afores''  do  agree  to  divide  as  follows 
viz  the  s''  Newmareh  is  to  have  his  Moiety  or  Half  Part  at 
the  End  next  York  line  &  y"'  s''  Andrew  Pepperrells  Heirs 
shall  have  their  :Moiety  or  Half  Part  at  the  South  A\'est  End 
to  be  divided  bv'  a  Line  cross  s''  Land  And  if  either  Party 
shall  be  ejected  out  of  any  Part  of  the  same  the  other  Party 
shall  allow  their  Proi)ortion  to  the  same  And  for  Confirma- 
tion of  the  Premisses  the  Parties  afores"'  in  their  respective 
capacities  do  bind  &  oblige;  themselves  their  Heirs  Exec'* 
Admin"  for  ever  heri'after  to  abide  thereby  In  AVitness 
whereof  the  s''  Parties  have  hereunto  set  their  Hands  &  Seals 
the  Da}'  aboves''  John  Newmareh      (Seal) 

Sign"'  Seal'^  &  DeliV  in  Presence  of  Joseph  Small  Jn" 
ffrost  Noah  P^mery 

Y'ork  ss/Kittery  Fely>-  y"^  15"'  1730/1  The  Rev'  M'  John 
Newmareh  i)sonally  api)eared  before  me  the  Subscriber  & 
acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  & 
Deed  W'"  Pepperrell  Jun'  J  :   Peace 

A  true  Copv  of  the  Original  Rec'  Feb"  22.  1730 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Reg' 

Rook   XIV  17 


252  Book  XIV,  Fol.  80. 

To    !ill    Christian    People  to    whom  these  Presents  shall 
eonie  Charles  Frcjst  of  Kittery  in  the  County  of 
Frost  York  within   his  Maj's"^  Proviriec  of  the   Massa- 

To  I'husetts  Ba}'   in  New    England    (ient — ivt  ISarali 

Wentworth  hi>^  \\qfe  sends  Greeting  Know  ye  that  the 
s''  diaries  Frost  &  Sarah  his  Wifc^  for  iSc  in 
Consideration  of  the  .Sum  of  Eight  Pounds  eurrant  Money 
of  New  England  to  them  in  Hand  jjaid  before  the  Ensealing 
&  Delivery  of  these  Presents  by  A\'"'  Wentworth  of  the  same 
Province  in  Kittery  afores''  Mariner  the  Receipt  where(jf  to 
full  Satisfaction  &  Content  lie  the  s''  Charles  Frost  &  Stirah 
iiis  AVife  dotii  l)y  these  Presents  acknowledge  i!c  thereof  it  of 
every  Part  thereof  for  themselves  their  Heirs  Exec'*  &  Ad- 
min"'' doth  acquit  exonerate  &  discharge  the  s''  Willinm 
A\'entworth  his  Heirs  Exec"'  and  Admin"*  every  of  them  for 
ever  by  these  Presents  &  for  divers  other  Causes  it  Consid- 
erations him  hereunto  moving  lie  the  s''  Charles  Frost  &  Sa- 
rah his  Wife  hath  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  en- 
feoffed convcn'ed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  doth  ful- 
ly freely  clearly  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  alicne 
enfeoffe  convey  ic  confirm  unto  the  s''  William  Wentworth 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  their  Part  Portion  or  Pro- 
portion of  in  or  unto  the  Common  &  undivided  Lands  with- 
in the  Township  of  Kittery  &  Berwick  as  the  same  hath  been 
heretofore  stated  &  proportioned  or  however  otherwise  the 
same  may  hereafter  be  stated  or  iiroi)ortioncd  for  them  in 
the  Right  of  their  Father  Cap'  Andrew  Pepperrell  Together 
with  all  such  Rights  Liberties  Iiuunities  Profits  Priviledgcs 
Comodities  Emoluments  &  Ajipurces  as  in  any  Kind  may 
apjiertain  thereunto  with  the  Reversions  &  Rciuainders  there- 
of &  all  the  Estate  Right  Title  Interest  Inheritance  Proper- 
ty Possession  Claim  &  Demand  whatsoever  of  them  the  s'' 
Charles  Frost  &  Sarah  his  Wife  of  in  &  to  the  same  ctevc^ry 
Part  thereof  which  did  formerly  belong  to  the  s''  Cap'  An- 
drt^w  Pepperi-ell  of  New  Castle  in  the  Province  of  New 
Hanips"^  Deecas''  To  have  and  to  hold  all  the  abovegranted 
Premisses  with  all  &  singular  the  Appurces  thereof  unto  the 
said  William  Wentwcjrth  his  Heirs  &  .Vssigns  To  his  &  their 
own  sole  ct  ])roi)er  Use  Benefit  &  Beiioof  from  hence  forth 
for  ever  And  that  the  s''  W'"  Wentworth  his  Heirs  Exec'"  or 
Assigns  shall  act  &  have  the  voice  of  the  s''  Charles  Frost  & 
Sarah  his  AVife  in  the  Ordering  Settling  &  Dividing  of  s'' 
Coiimioii  Rights  as  he  flics''  Charles  Frost  &  Sarah  his  A\'ifc 
might  themselves  have  done  before  the  Ensealing  &  Deliv- 
ery thereof  and  the  s''  Charles  Frost  &  Sarah  his  Wife  doth 
hereby  covenant  i)romise  bind  it  oblige  themselves  tlieir  Heirs 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  SO.  2r)3 

KxcC*  &  Adiiiiii'"  from  liciiccfortli  &  for  I'vi'r  licniiftcr  to 
\v;irniiit  iVc  dcfciul  !ill  the  aliovci^rantcd  Pri'iuisscs  &  tin-  Ap- 
purccs  thereof  unto  tlie  s''  W'"  Weiitworth  hi.s  Heirs  & 
As.siirn,s  airainst  the  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  all  &  every 
Person  or  Persons  whomsoever  &  at  any  Time  or  Times 
hereafter  on  demand  &  at  the  proper  Cost  of  the  s''  W'" 
Weiitwortii  to  u'ive  &  pass  sueii  further  &  ample  Assuranee 
.vi  Contirniation  of  the  Premisses  unto  the  s''  W'"  Wentworth 
his  Heii-s  &  Assigns  for  ever  as  in  Law  or  Eciuity  can  be 
reasonably  devised  advised  or  rei|uired  In  Witness  whereof 
the  s''  Charles  Frost  iSc  Sarah  his  Wife  hath  hereunto  set 
their  Hands  &  Seals  the  Twenty  Third  Day  of  Deei'niber  in 
the  Year  of  our  Lord  one  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  c'c  Thir- 
ty &  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord 
(Jecjrge  the  Seeond  King  of  Great  Britain  Franee  &  Ireland 
1  )efender  of  the  Faith  &e 

Charles  Frost     (Seal)     Sarah  Frost      (seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  DeliV  in  Presence  of  Ward  Clark  John 
Mason  Abiiial  Frost 

York  ss/Kittery  Jan'^  lH"'  1730/1  This  Day  Charles 
Frost  witiiin  named  &  Sarah  his  Wife  psonaliy  ai>peared  be- 
fore me  the  Subscribe  &  acknowledged  this  witiiin  written 
Instrument  to  be  their  free  &  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     p     W'"  Pepperrell  j"^  Jus  :     Peace 

A  true  Copv  of  tlie  Original  ltcc'>  Feb'>-  22.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  Ciiristian  People  to  whom  tiiese  Presents  siiall  come 
Greeting  Know  ye  tliat  I  Richard  Pojx'  of  Kit- 
I'lipe  To  tery   in  the  County    of  York    within  liis    I\Iaj'>'^ 

Wentworth  Pi-ovince  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 
land Shipwright  for  c'c  in  Consideraticni  of  the 
Sum  of  one  Hundred  Pounds  curr'  Money  of  New  England 
to  me  in  Hand  well  &  truly  paid  by  William  Wentworth  of 
the  same  Kittery  Mariner  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby 
acknowledge  &  my  self  to  be  therewith  fully  satisfied  con- 
tented &  jiaid  i*i  thereof  &  of  every  Part  ^^^  Parcel  thereof  do 
exonerate  ac(|uit  i.<:  discharge  the  s'  William  Wentworth  his 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin"^*  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  giv- 
en grantl'd  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  &  con- 
lirnied  &  by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely 
give  grant  bargain  sell  alieiie  enfeoff  convey  &  conlirm  unto 
him  the  s''  William  Wentworth  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever 
<  )ne  Messuage  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  in  Kittery  aforcs'' 
containinsr  Seven  Acres  &  an  Half  i^c  Thirty  Two  Pole  But- 


254  Book  XIV,  Fol.  HI. 

ted  &  bouncUKl  viz  On  the  North  &  on  ye  East  by  the  s'' 
Wentworth.s  own  Land  &  on  the  Soiitli  by  the  «''  Pojje.s  own 
Land  &  on  the  West  by  the  Higli  \\'ay  leading'  from 
Pudden  Hole  to  M'  Curti.s's  &  is  in  Lengtli  North  &  Soutli 
Fifty  Six  Poles  &  in  Breadth  East  &  \Vest  Twenty  Two 
Poles  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  Seven  Acres  &  an  Half  & 
Thirty  Two  Pole  of  Land  so  butted  &  bounded  witii  all  the 
Priviledges  A))|)urecs  Comodities  Wood  Underwood  Fences 
Timber  Mines  Minerals  Water  c'c  Water  Courses  to  the  same 
belonjjing  or  in  any  ways  appertaining  to  him  tlu^  s''  Wil- 
liam Wc^ntworth  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their 
only  proi)er  Use  Benefit  &  Behalf  from  hence  forth  &  for 
ever  And  I  the  s''  Rich'^  Pope  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'^ 
&  Admin'^  do  covenant  &  engage  unto  [81]  &  with  the  s'' 
William  Wentworth  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  y''  En- 
scaling  tt  Delivery  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner 
of  the  above  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  &  am  hnvfullv 
seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own  JRight  as  a  good 
pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Lihcritancc  in  Fee  simple  and 
have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  t'c  lawful  Authority 
to  gi'ant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  s''  bargained  Prem- 
isses in  Manner  as  aboves*  and  that  the  s"*  William  Went- 
worth his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time 
i\c  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  it  Virtue  of  these 
Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  (|uietly  have  hold  use  occup}' 
possess  &.  enjoy  the  s''  bargained  Premisses  with  the  A])|)ur- 
ces  free  &  clear  &  clearly  acciuitted  exonerated  &  dischargt'd 
of  from  all  &  all  thinner  of  former  &  other  Gifts  (irants 
Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures 
Dowries  Judgments  Executions  Encumbrances  &  Extents 
Furthermore  I  the  s'^'  Richard  Pope  for  my  self  my  Heirs 
Exec"  Admin's  do  covenant  &  engage  the  abovedemised  & 
bargained  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  William  Wentworth  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  demands  of 
any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  war- 
rant secure  &  defend  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s''  Richard 
Pope  &  Sarah  Pope  the  Wife  of  me  the  s''  Richard  Pope  ( in 
Token  of  her  free  Consent  hereto  &  Relin(|uishmcnt  of  her 
Right  of  Dower  &  Power  of  Thirds  of  in  or  unto  the  Prem- 
isses &  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  have  hereunto  set  our 
Hands  &  Seals  the  Eleventh  Day  of  February  in  the  Fourth 
Year  of  his  Maj'>'  King  George  the  Second  his  Reign  t^c  in 
the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thir- 
ty Richard  Pope  his  Mark  X      (seal) 

Sarah  Pope     her  Mark  X      (Seal) 
Sign'i  Seal'^  &  Dcliv^"  in  Presence  of  John  Addams  Tobias 
Leighton  Charles  Frost 


a- 

S  O 

cr  n 

•o  o 

-1  a* 

5'  " 

(->  to 


Book  XIV,   Fol.   SI.  255 

York  ss/Fcb'>  11.  1730/1  Richard  Pope  &  Sarali  liis  Wife 
ahoveiiaincd  psonaliy  appeariiia;  aeiiiiowledgcd  tiiis  Iiistru- 
iiicnt  in  Writiiii;-  to  he  their  voluiitury  Act  iSc  Deed 

Cor     fFos :   llaninioiid     .1  :   Pac^ 
A  true  Copy  of  tlie  Original  Keceiv*  Feb'^  22.  1730 

Attest     Jos:   Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  wlioni   these  Presents  shall  eonic  Know 
ye  that  I   ^Villialll    Caswall    of    Kittery    in  the 
C:is\vaii         County  of  York   in   tht^  Province  of  the  Massa- 
To  chusetts  Bay  in  ^'e\v   England    Fisherman  for  tie 

roppenell       in    Consideration    Thirty    Nine    Pounds    lawful 
Mone}'  of    y"  Province    afores"'  to    nic   in   Hand 
well  &  truly  paid  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  by  William 
Pepperrell  -Fun"^  of  Kittery   in   the  County  afores''  Es(|'  the 
Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  ^Sc  my  self 
therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of 
every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  ac(|uit&  dis- 
charge' the  s''  AVilliani    Pei)})errell    his    Heirs    P^xec'" 
Admin'"  for  ever  l)y  these  Presents  have  given  grant- 
'^  ^    ed  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  contirnied  &  by 
5'  ^    these  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant 
S   ?3    bargain  sell  aliene  convey  and  confirm   unto  him  the 
S    s"  ^^'illiam  Pej)perrell   his   Heirs  &   Assigns    for  over 
i     my  Dwelling  House  in  Kittery   in  the  County  afores'' 
~-    with  Two  Acres  &  a  C^u'   of  Land  adio\ning  to  the 
■°    ^    same  &  all  otlier  Land   which  I  have   in  the  s''  Town 
^  ^    of  Kittery  To  have  and   to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bar- 
3   ^    gained  Premisses   with  all  the   Ajipurces  Priviiedges 
^  v!'    &  Commodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise 
"S    5    appertaining  To  him  the  s''  William   Pepperrell  Jun'' 
^  ^    his  Heirs  iSL  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  prop- 
~  tS     er  I'se  I'.enelit  i  Behalf  for  ever  And  tiiat  th<"  s'>  W'" 
Pepperrell  his   Heirs  c^c   Assigns  shall  &  may  from 
Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  tt 
Vii'tue  of  these  Presents    lawfully  peaceably  &  quietly  have 
hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargain- 
ed Premisses  with  tiie  Appurces   free  &  clear  of  any  Incum- 
brance whatsoever   And   Mary  Caswall  the  wife  of  me  the  s'' 
William  Caswall  doth  by   these  Presents  freely  willing  give 
vield  up  &  sui-render  all    her  Right   of   Dowry  i.t  Power  of 
Thirds  of  in  l'v:  unto  the  abovedemised   unto  the  s''  W'"  Pep- 
perrell .Fun'  his  Heirs  &  Assigns — Provided  nevertheless  & 
it  is  the  true   Intent  &  Meaning  of  (irantor  &  (irantee  in 
these  Presents  any  Thing  herein   contained   to  the  contrary 


256 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  81. 


notwithstanding  tliat  if  the  abovenanied  William  Caswall  his 
Heirs  ExeC'^  Adniin'"  or  Assigns  do  well  &  trul}'  iw  unto 
the  above  named  "W"  Pepperrell  his  Heirs  ExeC^  Admin"  or 
Assigns  the  full  whole  Sum  of  Thirty  Nine  Pounds  hnvful 
Money  of  the  Province  aforcs'^  with  hiwful  Interest  for  the 
same  at  on  or  before  this  Day  Twelve  Montlis  then  tiie  above 
to  be  void  &  of  none  Effect  or  else  shall  abide  in  full  Force 
&  Virtue  Sealed  witii  my  Seal  Dated  in  Kittery  tlic  Twenty 
Fourth  Day  of  February  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Sev- 
en  Hun'>  &  Thirty 

AV"  Caswell  X      (seai) 

Sign'i  Seal'>  &  Deliv'  in  the  Presence  of  W"  Wentwortii 
Mary  Jackson  Tim"  (icrrisli  Jun'^ 

Yorlv  ss/Feb-^y  24.  17;3(»  This  Day  W"  Caswell  aliovenam- 
ed  psonally  appeared  6c  acknowledged  this  foregoing  Instru- 
ment to  be  liis  free  act  and  Deed 

Befom  nie     Timo  :  Gerrish     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Feb'^  24.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg" 


John  Palmer  Esq'  one  of  the  Council  in  his  Maj'>' Pianta- 

con  &  Colony  of  New  York  &  Commis'  for  tlie 

Palmer  To     Granting  &  confirming  of  Lands  with  in  the  Couii- 

Denuis        ty  of  Cornwall   in  thes'  Colony  To  all  to  whom 

these  Presents  shall  come  or  may  concern  Greet- 

/ .,       ing — Know  3'e  That  by  Virtue  of  the  CoiTiission 

A  &  Authority  unto  me  given  by  the  Right  Honor- 
Seal  able  Col"  Thomas  Dongan  Lieut  &  Governor  of 
^  the  s'^  Colony  for  &  in  Behalf  of  our  most  gra- 
cious Sovereign  Lord  James  the  Second  by  the 
Grace  of  God  of  England  Scot-Land  France  &  Ireland  King 
Defender  of  the  Faith  supream  Lord  of  the  Plantation  c'i 
Colon}'  afores''  I  have  given  granted  ratified  &  confirmed  & 
by  these  Presents  d(j  give  grant  ratilie  cv  confirm  unto  Law- 
rence Dennis  of  Newtown  in  the  s''  County  of  Cornwall 
Yeoman  all  that  certain  Tract  or  Parcel  of  I'pland  being 
One  Hundred  Aci'es  situate  lying  tt  being  within  y  Bounds 
&  Limits  of  New  Town  afores''  on  a  certain  Neck  of  Land 
coiiionly  called  &  known  by  the  Name  of  Tuessick  Neck 
Part  of  it  lying  on  the  Southerly  End  Butted  &  bounded  as 
foUoweth  viz  To  the  North  Side  the  Land  of  John  Bish  on 
the  Southerly  End  the  River  that  goes  betwixt  Arowsii  k  Is- 
land iSc  the  s''  Neck  on  thi-    \Vesterlv   Side   the   main    Ki\er, 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  82.  257 

On  tlio  Eastorl}'  Side  the  Bay  being  Seventy  Five  Poole  in 
Hreadtii  &  One  Hundred  &  Nineteen  Poole  in  Length  The 
Remainder  lying  betwixt  the  Land  of  the  s''  John  Bish  &the 
Land  of  John  Hornibrooke  running  from  River  to  River 
ero.ss  the  Neck  to  Bound  Marks  on  each  Corner  to  the  irreat 
River  ag'  Winslows  Rocks  in  Breadth  One  Hundred  & 
Twenty  Pole  &  in  Length  up  the  s''  Neck  One  Hundred  & 
Fourty  Pole  with  Twenty  Acres  of  Meadow  to  be  laid  out 
where  most  convenient  within  the  Bounds  of  the  s''  Town  to 
have  &  to  hold  the  s''  One  Hundred  Acres  of  U})land  & 
Twenty  Acres  of  Meadow  witli  all  i!t  singular  the  Appurces 
unto  the  s''  Lawrence  Dennis  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  To  the 
sole  &  proper  Use  &  Behoofc  of  the  s''  Lawrence  Dennis  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  Yielding  &  paying  therefore  year- 
Iv  &  every  3'ear  unto  our  s''  Sovi'reign  Lord  the  King  his 
Heirs  Successors  or  to  such  Governor  or  other  otticers  as 
from  Time  to  Time  shall  be  by  him  or  them  ajipointed  to 
receive  the  same  on  every  Twenty  Fifth  Day  of  ^larch  as  a 
(^uit  Rent  or  Acknowledgm*  for  tiles''  Land  One  Bushell  of 
merehantabh?  Wlu'at  or  the  Value  thereof  in  Mone}'  In  Wit- 
ness whereof  I  have  signed  those  Presents  with  my  Hand  & 
caused  the  Seal  of  y"  s''  Colony  to  be  hereunto  affixed  &  the 
same  to  be  entered  of  Record  at  James  Town  afores''  the 

Fiftii  Day  of  August   in   the   Second   Year  of  the 
Exaiuatur     Rt.i<rii  of  Ins  s''  Majesty  Annoq  L)omini  One 'I'liou- 

sand  Six  Hundred  (&  Eighty  Six         J:   Palmer 
Recorded  tiie  Day  of  the  Date  hereof 

p     John  West     D  :  Secre''y 


[82]    To  all  I'l'ojiie  unto  wimm  thos(^  Presents  shall  corn- 
Thomas  Pitman  of  Manriiester  in  the  County  of  Es- 
ritiiian     sex  in  New  En"land  Mariner  as  Attorne\'  to  Law- 
'"  rence  Dermis   now  li\  ing   in    tlie  Province  of  South 

Miiint  C'arolina  Planter:  it  also  for  himself;  iVc  Sarah  his 
^\'ife  {  which  s''  Lawrence  iSL  Sarah  are  the  only  ( 'hil- 
ilren  it  Heirs  ot  the  within  named  Lawi'cnee  Dennis  Yeoman 
Die'')  send  (Jrecting  Know  \-e  that  I  the  s'  Thomas  Pitman 
Attorney  as  afores"*  &  for  my  self  &  Sarah  m\'  s''  \\'ife  for 
&  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Ten  Pounds  to  us  in  Hand 
paid  by  Stei>lien  Minot  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suflolk 
in  New  Eniiland  (ient  at  &  before  the  Delivery  hereof,  the 
Receipt  whei-eot  is  hereby  acknowledged  have  iSc  hereby  do 
give  grant  sell  ^s!;  ((iMfirni  unto  the  s"!  Stepin'n  Minot  the 
within  mentioned  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Upland,  containing 
about  ( )ne  llinidred    Acres  lying  on  a  Neck  of  Land  com- 


258  Book  XIV,  Fol.   82. 

monly  called  Tuos.sick  Neck  ;  with  Twenty  Acu'es  of  Mciid- 
ow  ;  described  in  the  within  written  Patent  or  Grant  ct  also 
in  the  First  or  Oriijinal  Grant  made  thercfjf  to  our  s'  Fath- 
er Lawrence  Dennis  b}'  Moxes  als  Aii'anio<iiis,  Ei;caenu'tt  : 
Essonienasco  Wiggerniett  &c  tlie  Indian  Sachems  it  Proj)ri- 
etors  thereof  as  by  their  Deed  for  the  same  bearinir  Date  the 
Tliird  Day  of  August  1685  will  fully  &  at  large  appear  Re- 
lation being  thereunto  had  To  have  and  to  hold  th(^  s''  Tract 
or  Parcel  of  Upland  with  the  Trees  ^\'oods  Underwoods 
Profits  Priviledges  &  Appurces  whatsoever  thereto  belong- 
ing or  in  any  wise  appertaining  And  the  Reversions  &  Re- 
mainders thereof  unto  him  the  s''  Stephen  Minot  his  Heirs  it 
Assigns  for  ever  And  1  the  s''  Thomas  Pitman  as  w(dl  for 
my  self  &  Samh  my  Wife  as  Attorney  to  the  s'*  Lawrence 
Dennis  Planter  do  covenant  for  our  selves  our  several  &  re- 
spective Heirs  ExeC^  &  Admin''^  That  we  or  some  of  us  are 
the  true  &  rightful  owners  of  the  s''  Land  tt  Premisses  And 
by  Viituc  of  the  s"  Lawrence  Dennis  Power  of  Attorney  to 
me  given  Dated  the  4*"  Day  of  July  1717  &  by  Law  we  the 
s'"  Thomas  &  Sarah  Pitman  have  full  Power  &  Authority  to 
give  gi'ant  sell  ct  dispose  thereof  in  Manner  as  afores''  the 
same  being  free  cVb  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  exonerated  ac- 
(luittcd  &  discharged  of  &  from  ail  Manner  of  Licumbrances 
whatsoever  And  I  the  s''  Thomas  Pitman  do  covenant  f(jr  my 
self  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin™  for  &  in  Behalf  of  my  s'' 
Brother-in-Law  Dennis  &  my  s''  "Wife  to  &  witli  the  s'' 
Stephen  JNlinot  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  to  warrant  &  defi'nd  the 
s''  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  with  the  Appurces  unto  him  A: 
them  for  ever  against  the  Heirs  &  Assigns  of  the  s''  Law- 
rence Dennis  (who  died  thereof  seized  in  Fee)  &  all  &  every 
other  Person  &  Persons  whomsoever  In  Witness  whereof  I 
the  s''  Thomas  Pitman  for  m}'  self  &  as  Attorney  afores''  it 
Sarah  my  Wife  have  hereunto  put  our  Hands  &  Seals  the 
Fourth  Day  of  November  Anno  Dom  :  One  Tiiousand  Seven 
Ilundri'd  it  Eighteen 

Thomas  Pitman  for  my  self  it  as  Attorney  afores''  (Seai) 
Sarah  Pitman      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delis''  in  Presence  of  us  ^Vill"'  (ireenlcaf 
Sam'  Tyley  Jun' 

Suffolk  ss/Boston  Novem'  4"'  1718  Thomas  Pitman  for 
himself  &  as  Attorney  to  Lawrence  Dennis  &  Sarah  tlie 
Wife  of  the  s''  Pitman  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument 
to  be  th;_-  r  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Samuel  I^ynde     Jusl**  Ww^ 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Patent  with  the  Assignment 
endorsed  received  March  P'  1730 

Attest     Josei)h      Moody     Reg' 


Book  XIV,   Fol.   X2.  2r)9 

March  y''  Hi.  IToO/IU.  Then  bounded  out  to  M'' Daniel 
Furlnisli  his  Addioii  to  his  House  Lot  whieii  was 
Furbusli  (rrantcd  to  eaeh  House  Lot  witiiiii  (lie  Parish  of 
I'nity  by  the  Town  of  Kittery  June  the  2i"'  1()73 
which  Addition  is  Nine  Acres  beginning  at  the  North 
West  Corner  of  his  own  foriucr  Lot  &  running  Soutli  by 
East  Ten  Poles  then  East  liy  North  Twenty  Four  Poles  then 
South  by  East  Two  Poles  Then  East  by  North  Twelve  Poles 
then  South  by  East  Four  Poles  then  East  by  North 
Seventy  One  Poles  Then  North  by  A\'est  Twenty  Four 
Poles  Then  on  a  strait  Line  to  the  First  Beginning 

By  me     W'"  C'hadhourn      Survey'' 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  March  20  ITM) 

Attest     Jos :   Moodv     Kejj'' 


To  all  Pcoj)le  to   whom   these  Presents  shall  come  (ireet- 
ing  &c  Know  ye  that  I  AA'illiani  (iodsoe  of  Kit- 
Gotlsoe  tery  in  the  County  of  York   within    his    Maj'^" 

To  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  ]?av  in  New  Eng- 

2  Rogers's  l.md  Husbandman  for  ct  in  Consideration  of  the 
Sum  of  Twenty  Seven  Pounds  in  Money  to  me 
in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by 
Kiehard  Rogers  &  Thomas  Rogers  his  Son  both  of  the  same 
Place  Yeomen  the  Rceeijit  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowl- 
edge &  my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  & 
thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  ac- 
quit &  discharge  the  s"'  Richard  Rogers  &  Thomas  Rogers 
their  Heirs  Exec"  Admin'"  &  Assigns  for  ever  by  tliese 
Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  alieni'd  convey- 
ed &  continued  &  by  these;  Presents  do  freely  fully  &  abso- 
lutely give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confiriu  unto 
them  the  s''  Richard  Rogers  &  Thomas  Rogers  their  Heirs  tVc 
Assigns  for  e\-cr  One  Messuage  oi-  Tract  of  Land  situate  ly- 
ing i*i  being  in  the  Township  of  Kittery  afores''  containing 
by  Estimation  about  Nine  Acres  &  is  butted  &  bounded  as 
followeth  It  lies  at  the  North  East  End  of  Eleven  Acres  of 
Land  y'  I  sold  formerly  unto  the  s'  Richard  Rogers  t\c 
Thomas  Rogei's  as  appears  by  a  Deed  under  m\'  Hand  iSi 
Seal  bearing  Date  the  Second  Day  of  April  Anno  Domini 
1725.  &  is  bounded  liv  the  afores''  Eleven  Acres  of  Land 
Westward  l\y  York  Road  on  the  Soudi  East  &  by  the  Land 
that  was  Digirory  JeffeFs  or  Deacon  Barters  on  the  North 
West  it  my  (jwn  Land  on  the  North  lOast  X  so  runs  by  the 
s**  Boundaries  uiitill  -Nine  Acres  of  Land  be  accomplished — 


2(30  Book  XIV,  Fol.   S8. 

Togctlior  with  all  the  Tiiiibor  Wood  Underwood  stiuidina;  or 
lying  on  t.iie  «''  Nine  Acres  of  Land  To  have  i)>t  to  hold  all 
the  s*"  Nino  Acres  of  Land  with  all  the  Timber  Wood  Un- 
derwood standing  or  lying  on  the  s"  Land  with  all  the  A\>- 
purces  Priviledgcs  &  Commodities  to  the  same  belonging  or 
in  any  wise  appertaining  unto  them  the  s''  Richard  Kogers  ct 
Thomas  Kogers  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  them  & 
their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  tor  ever  And  I  the 
s'*  William  Godsoe  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin''  do 
covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Richard  Rogers 
&  Thomas  Rogers  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  liefore  the  En- 
sealing hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the 
above  bargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed 
of  the  same  in  my  own  })roper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  ab- 
solute Estate  of  inheritance  in  Fee  simple  and  have  in  my 
self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  sell 
convey  &  confirm  s'^  bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  ahoves'' 
And  that  the  s'^  Richard  Rogers  &  Thomas  Rogers  their 
Heirs  and  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  vS:  at  all 
Times  for  ever  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Pres- 
ents lawfully  &  peaceably  &  quietly  have  hold  use  occupy 
possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with 
the  Appurccs  free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  acquitted  ex- 
onerated &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  ^Manner  of  former 
or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages 
Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  En- 
cumbrances &  Extents  whatsoever  Furthermore  I  the  s'^  Wil- 
liam Godsoe  for  my  self  mj^  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin'"  do 
covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  to  them  the 
s*  Richard  Rogers  &  Thomas  Rogers  their  Heirs  &  Assigns 
against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Per- 
sons whatsoever  forever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  de- 
fend And  Elisabeth  Godsoe  the  "Wife  of  me  the  s''  William 
Godsoe  doth  by  these  Pres*"  [83]  freely  willingly  give  yield 
up  &  surrender  all  her  Right  of  Dowry  &  Power  of  Thirds 
of  in  it  unto  the  abovedemised  Premisses  unto  them  the  s'' 
Richard  Rogers  &  Thomas  Rogers  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever — In  A\'itness  whereof  I  the  s''  "William  Godsoe  &  Elisa- 
beth my  Wife  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  this 
Fourteenth  Day  of  November  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Nine  &  in  tiie  Third  Year  of  the 
Reign  of  our  most  gracious  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Sec- 
ond by  the  Grace  of  God  of  Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland 
King  Defender  of  the  Faith  &c 

William  Godsoe     (Seal)      Elisalieth  Godsoe   her  Mark  or 
Sign   X        (.Seal) 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   S;5.  2(U 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  in  the  Presenee  of  us  Juiin 
Shcpard  elohn  Fernald  his  Mark  X 

York  s.s/Octob'  5.  1780  M'  W"  Godsoe  iiboveiiamed  iison- 
ally  appearing  acknowledge  y''  above  Instrument  in  A\'rit- 
ing  to   be  his  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Jos:   Hammond     J  :   Pac^ 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  Mareii  'M  1780 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg'' 

To  all  People  to  whom  tliese  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that   I    Richard    Roijcrs  of  Kittery  in 
Kogei-s      the    County  of  York  &  Province  of  y  Massachu- 
T°         setts    Bay  in  New    England    Yeoman    divers  good 
Rogers      Causes  &  Considerations  me  thereunto  moving  h;ive 
given  granted  bargained  &  sold  l^  by  these  Presents 
for  me  my  Heirs  Exec'''  &  vVdmin"*  do  freely  fully  &  abso- 
•a        ►-'  Rr-  s   po  fr-    lutely  give  grant   bargain  sell  aliene 
.         ^t^Kji>g-wg    enfeoffe   &    contirm     unto    my    Son 
rt-       S-^SR  ^i?    Thomas  Rogers  of  the  same  Kitter\- 
i       o  «    S  g  2. 'I-  g    afores''  1  eoman  all  that  my  certain 
o       j^^^S'gsi'    Messuage  or  Tract  of  Land  whereon 
^       K-?v^5S^^I  "ow  dwell  situate  in  the  Township 
'^    ~    "    I   g  ^    of  Kittery  afores''  containing  by  Es- 
g-  5-  ^5    timation   Sixty  Acres   be  it  more  or 
g   s^    less  Butted    c'c    bounded    viz    South 
p  S  "^    Eastward  by  the  Country  Road  North 
3   I-  "    Eastward  by  Lands  of  Samuel  Pick- 
>       =   ^  ?    crnell    &     Samuel     Johnson    North 
I  =  ^    Westward  by  Lands  of  John  Fernald 
c-  I"  ^    in  Part  &  in  Part    by  the  Countr>' 
3  j^  w    Road  &  Southwestward  by  Land  of 


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5  I             3.  ^  K  by  John  Dennetts  Land  w'''"  s"'  Tract 

^1             §  Z!  ^1  ^'^  Land  I   purchased   of   M'  Kieliard 

"   -            55^  ^'"tf  '"  i'lirt  '•^  in  Part  M'  A\'illiam 

„  I  w     w     I  .^  ^  Godsoe  Richard  Gowel  &  John  Fer- 

s^  (^  I      g      o.  S'  "  "iilfl  as  liy  the  se\'eral   Deed  &  Con- 

"trO^S-Js--"^  vcyanees   on    Record    at     Larg(>  ap- 

aa   il"^          I   i   ^  pears  with  alUt  singular  the  Houses 

•"   S.  ~  »      ^     S   !   I-  Builflings    Uiehards     Fences    Trees 

f  §        _^     5      ?  ^  ~  Timber  Wood  Underwood  standing 

"      '     1   ?  =  lying    iVc   growing    tli'reon    Also  all 

t.  ~  B  Ways  Passages  iS:^  Priviledges  thereto 

g-  o   S.  belonging  To  have  and   to  hold  y'^  s'' 

S  ~  5  granted  &    bargained  Premisses  \vitii 

§■?(,?•  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  t^t  Coin- 

oditics  to  the  same  belonging  or  any 

wise  appertaining  to  him   the  s'' Thomas  Rogers  his  Heirs  it 


o 

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P  •■ 

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2(52  Book   XIV,  Fol.   83. 

A.ssi<>ns  for  over  To  liis  &  tlicir  only  proper  Utsc  Benefit  & 
Belioof  for  ever  And  I  the  .s''  Kicliard  Kogers  for  me  my 
Heirs  Exec''*  &  Admin"  do  covenant  promise  &  i;Tant  to  & 
with  the  s''  Thomas  Rollers  his  Heirs  cVc  Assigns  that  ]iefore 
the  Ensealing  hereof  1  am  the  true  sole  it  lawful  owner  f)f 
the  abovebai-uained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seizt'd  »Sc  pos- 
sessed of  the  same  in  my  own  projx'r  Kiii'ht  as  a  (^ood  pfect 
&  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  ct  have  ojood 
Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  & 
confirm  the  same  as  afores''  And  that  y'  said  Thomas  Rogers 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at 
all  Times  for  ever  hereafti'r  b}'  Force  &  \'irtue  of  these 
Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  quietly  have  hold  use  occupie 
possess  &  enjoyed  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses 
with  the  Apjiurees  free  iSi  clear  &  clearly  ac(|uittcd  exoner- 
ated &  discharged  of  &  from  all  &  all  ]\Ianner  of  former  it 
other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  IMortgages  Judg- 
ments Executions  &  Incumbrances  whatsoever  And  I  the  s'' 
Richard  Rogers  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec'»  &  Admin'^  do 
covenant  &  engage  theabovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the  s'' 
Thomas  Rogers  his  Heirs  it  Assis;ns  asiinst  the  lawful  Claims 
ct  Demands  of  all  &  every  Person  ct  Persons  whatsoever  tor 
ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  In  Witness  where- 
of I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Twenty  Second 
Day  of  Dec'  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sover- 
eign Lord  George  y"^  Second  of  Great  Britain  itc  King  An- 
nex] Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hund''  it  Thirty' 

Richard  Rogers  his  Mark      (seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us  Geo  : 
Hanmiond  .lohn  Hannnond 

York  ss  Dec"'  22'^  1730  Richard  Rogers  illiovenanied  pson- 
ally  appearing  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrmuent  in 
Writing  to  be  his  voluntaiy  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Jos  :   Hammond      .1  :   Pae*' 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  March  3'  1730 

Attest     Jos:   Moody     Reg' 


To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 

(ireeting  &c  Know  ye  that  I   Daniel   Paul  sen'  of 

Paul  Kittery  in   the  County  of  York   within   his  Maj'>^ 

To  Province  of  tiie  Massa(thusetts  Bay  in  New  England 

Feniald      Shipwright  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of 

Sixty  One  Pounds  it  Thirteen   Shillings  in  Money 

to  nu\  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  welUt  truly  paid 

by  Joim  Fernald   Sen'  of  the  same  Place  Yeoman  the  Re- 


Hook  XIV,  Fol.   83.  2(i3 

cuipt  wlunuf  I  du  liereliy  ucknowlfdge  &  my  self  therewith 
fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Par- 
cel thereof  do  exonerate  aei|iiit  iSc  di.seliar;i:e  the  s''  John  Fer- 
nald  his  Heirs  Exec'^  Adniin^^  A  Assigns  for  ever  by  these 
Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  convey- 
ed &  confirmed  &  by  these  Pi-esonts  do  freely  fidly  &  abso- 
lutely give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto 
him  the  s''  Jolni  Fernald  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  f(jr  ever  One 
Messuage  or  Tract  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the 
Townshij)  of  Kitter}'  afores''  containing  Fifteen  Acres  &  is 
butted  &  bounded  as  follo^vs  viz  On  the  P^ast  bv  the  High 
Way  &  on  the  North  by  the  Land  of  Jacob  Kemick  Jun'  & 
on  the  West  by  a  Creek  conunonly  known  by  the  Name  of 
Spinney's  Creek  &  on  the  8outh  by  James  Fernald  8en'* 
Land  which  Tract  of  Land  I  purchased  by  Virtue  of  a  Deed 
from  my  iSIother  Katiierine  Paul  bearing  Date  the  Twenty 
Fourth  Day  of  Vvb'>  Anno  Domini  ITOl/i  Reference  there- 
unto being  had  more  at  large  may  apj)ear  To  have  and  to 
Injld  the  s'"  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Aj)- 
purces  Priviledges  &  Comodities  to  the  same  belonging  or 
in  any  wise  ajijiertaining  to  him  the  s''  John  Fernald  his 
Heirs  it  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use 
Penefit  i.^  Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s"  Daniel  Paul  for  me 
my  Heirs  Exec'^  &  Admin'''  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to 
vJi  with  the  s*"  John  Fernald  iiis  Heirs  and  Assigns  tiiat  be- 
fore the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner 
of  the  abovebargained  Pn'misses  &  am  lawfully  seized  & 
possessed  of  the  same  in  luy  own  i)roper  Right  as  a  good 
l)fect&  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have 
in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Autiiority  to 
grant  bargain  sell  convey  cV;  confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses 
in  Manner  as  afores''  And  that  the  s''  John  Fernald  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times 
for  evc'r  hereafter  by  Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  law- 
fully peaceably  it  (|uietly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  & 
enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appur- 
ces  free  &  clear  &  freely  it  clearly  accjuitted  exonerated  & 
discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  otluu- Gifts 
(Irants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  ]\b(rtgages  Wills  pintails  Joyn- 
tures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions  Eneumbranct's  &  Ex- 
tents whatsoever — Furthermori'  I  the  s''  Daniel  Paul  for  my 
self  my  Heirs  PLxec"  &  Admin'«  do  covenant  &  engage  the 
afores''  demised  Premisses  unto  him  the  s''  John  Fernald  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  or  Demands  of 
any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever  hereafter  to  war- 
rant secure  &  defentl  And   Sarah  Paul   the   A\'ife   of  me  the 


264  Book  XTV,  Fol.   84. 

said  Daniel  Paul  doth  by  tlifsc  Pre.senfci  freely  willingly  give 
yield  up  &  surrender  all  her  Right  of  Dower  &  Power  of 
Thirds  of  in  &  unto  the  afores''  demised  Premisses  to  him 
the  s''  John  Fernald  his  Heirs  t^i  Assigns  forever  In  Witness 
whereof  I  the  s''  Daniel  [84]  Paul  cVb  Sarah  my  Wife  have 
hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the  Sixth  Day  of  Feb"^" 
Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  Thir- 
ty One  &  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj'*"  Reign  King 
George  the  Second  Daniel  Paul      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Mary  Dennet 
Thomas  Dennet 

York  ss/Feb'v  23-'  1730/1  Daniel  Paul  abovenamed  pson- 
ally  ajipearing  acknowledged  the  foregoing  lustrum'  in  AV'rit- 
ing  to  be  his  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Jos :    Hammond  Jus:    Pac^ 

A  true  Coi)y  of  the  Original  Receiv'i  ^Nlarch  3''  1730 

Attest     Jos :  JNIoody     Reg^ 


To  all  Peoi)le  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greets 
ing  Know  ye' that  I  C'ornelious  Hall  of  Falmouth  in 
Hall  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Massa- 
To  chusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Husbandman  for  &  in 
Howes  Consideration  of  the  full  &  just  Sum  of  Sixteen 
Pounds  currant  Money  of  New  England  to  me  in 
Hand  paid  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  it  truly  paid  by 
Amos  Howes  now  Resident  in  Falmouth  in  the  County  & 
Province  afores''  the  Recei]its  whereof  I  do  acknowledge  & 
my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  ct  contented  &  thereof  &  of 
every  Part  &  Parcel  thei-eof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge 
the  s''  Amos  Howes  his  Heirs  Exec'"  &  Admin'"  &  every  of 
them  forever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargain- 
ed sold  alieiu'd  conveyed  &  continued  &  by  these  Presents 
freely  fully  it  absolutely  give  grant  sell  &  convey  unto  Him 
the  s''  Amos  Howes  &  to  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  a  cer- 
tain Piece  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  y'= 
Township  of  Falmouth  containing  by  Estimation  One  Acre 
&  is  bound<'d  as  followetli  Butting  on  (iueen  Street  Begin- 
ning on  the  East  Side  of  the  Street  the  Northern  Side  ad- 
joyning  to  Cromwell  on  the  West  Side  on  Freeses  &  Bound- 
ed on  each  Corner  with  three  Bounds  Together  with  all  the 
Rights  &  Priviledges  thereunto  belonging  unto  Him  the  s'^ 
Amos  Howes  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their 
onl3'  i)roper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  To  have  and  to  hold  ab- 
solutely without  any  Manner  of  Condition  Rcdemtion  or  Rev- 
ocation  in  any  wise  And  I  the  s>'  Cornelious  Hall  for  my 


Book    XTV.  Fol.   84.  265 

,solf  Heirs  Exec''  Adiuiir"  do  lu'ivb_y  covi'iiant  proiiiiso  ijrant 
&  uji^rce  with  till'  s''  Auiuis  llowc.s  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin" 
ill  Manner  as  followeth  that  is  to  say  tliat  the  s''  bargained 
Premisses  are  a  good  sure  &  undefeasible  Estate  of  Inheri- 
taiiee  in  Fee  siiiiiiie  t^  that  tlie  s''  CVirneiious  Hail  liis  Heirs 
Exec'*  tt  Adiiiin'^*  sliall  it  will  at  all  Times  forever  hereafter 
warrant  it  defend  the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with 
the  A|niurces  &  every  Part  thereof  unto  the  s''  Amos  Howes 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  Deniaiids 
of  all  ct  every  Person  or  Persons  whomsoever  In  ^\'itlless 
whereof  I  tlie  s'  Conu'lious  Hall  have  hereunto  set  myllniid 
t<:  Seal  this  Fourteenth  Day  of  October  Anno  Domini  17o() 

Cornelius  Hall      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  Sam'  Cobb 
( 'liipnian  Cobb 

York  ss/Falm"  March  P^  1730/1  Then  Cornelius  Hall  ac- 
knowledged this  Instrum'  on  the  other  side  to  be  his  free 
Act  &  Deed  Cor  :  .(osh  :   Moody     Just :   Pac 

A  true  Cojiy  of  the  Original  KeC'  March  5.  17o0 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Reg^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Daniel  Jackson  of  Falmouth  in 
.Jackson  ^\^^,  County  of  York   in   New  England  Yeoman  for& 

To  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Ten  Pounds  Money 
Procter  to  iiie-  ill  Hand  before  the  P^nseallng  hereof  well  & 
truly  paid  by  Samuel  Procter  of  Falmouth  afores'' 
Planter  the  Recei])t  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my 
self  fully  satisfied  &.  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  & 
Parcid  thereof  do  exonerate  accjuit  &  discharge  the  s''  Sam' 
Procter  his  Heirs  Exec™  i)t  Admin"'  for  ever  by  these  Pres- 
ents have  iriven  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  ct  conveyed 
&  confirmed  &  by  the.se  Presents  do  freely  fulh'  &  absolutely 
give  grant  bargain  sell  alienc  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the 
s''  Samuel  Proctor  his  Heirs  c^c  Assigns  for  ever  One  Half  of 
the  Right  Title  Priviledge  iS::  Interest  that  I  the  s''  Daniel 
Jackson  now  have  in  Land  in  the  Town  of  Falmouth  togeth- 
er with  One  Half  of  the  Land  I  am  now  entituled  to  or  may 
hereafter  have  or  be  entituled  to  ins'' Town  To  have  and  to 
hold  the  s''  granted  &  Ijargaiiied  Premisses  with  all  tlii'  i\p- 
purces  Priviledges  &  Cofnodities  to  the  same  belonging  or 
in  any  wise  appertaining  to  him  the  s''  Samuel  Procter  his 
Heirs  it  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  projier  Use 
Heiiefit  iSc  Behoof  for  ever  and  I  the  s''  r>aiiicl  Jackson  by 
virtue  of  these  Presents  do  promise  &  engage  to  warrant  & 


2fifi  Book  XIV,  Fol.   84. 

ck'fcnd  the  .s'*  gnuitcd  &  bariiuinod  Proiiiis.se.s  again.st  all  fu- 
ture C'lainLs  &  Deniaiid.s  of  my  .self  my  IIeir«  Execi^^  tt  Adm'^ 
hereafter  for  ever  In  witiies.s  Whereof  I  the  said  Daniel 
Jackson  have  hereiuito  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Twenty 
Eighth  Day  of  January  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  God  1728/9 
&  in  the  Seeond  Yi'ar  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord 
George  [the  Seeond]  by  the  Grace  of  (iod  of  Cireat  Britain 
France  &  Ireland  King  Defender  of  y"  Faith 

Dan'  Jackson  his  Mark  X      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Sam'  Cobb 
Robert  Baylev 

York  ss/Falm°  March  2''   17o()/l  Then  Dan'  Jackson  ac- 
knowledg''  y"  within  Instruni'  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor:  Joshua  INIoody     Jus:  Pac. 

A  true  Co})V  of  the  Original  Received  ]March  5.  1730 

Attest     Jos.  Moody     Reg' 


To    all     People     to    whom    these     Presents    shall     come 
Jonathan    Hall    of    the    Town   of  Harwich    with- 
Hall  ill   the  County  of  Barnstable  &  Province  of  the 

1'"  ]Massachus(^'tts    IJay   in   Xew  England  Yeoman  & 

Biamhall  Hannah  his  A^"ife  sendcth  Greeting  Know  ye  for 
i*t  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Five  Pounds 
Mone}'  to  us  in  Hand  paid  by  Joshua  Bramhall  ui  the  Town 
of  Plymouth  within  the  County  of  Plymouth  Clothier  the 
Ree'  whereof  we  do  hereby  acknowledge  our  selves  satisfied 
&  jiaid  &  do  by  these  Presents  give  grant  bargain  &  sell  un- 
to him  the  s''  Joshua  Bramhall  liis  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
all  our  Pieces  or  Parcels  of  Land  or  Meadow  that  is  or  shall 
any  AVise  be  found  coming  or  belonging  to  us  lying  &  being 
in  the  Town  of  Falmouth  in  Cast'o  Bay  in  the  County  of 
York  it  being  every  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  in  s''  Falmt)uth 
that  is  or  shall  become  ours  either  by  the  Last  Will  &  Testa- 
ment or  bv  Heirshi})  of  or  from  our  Hon''  Father  George 
Bramhall  of  the  Town  of  Falmouth  afores''  Dee''  be  it  more 
or  less  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  <t  bargained  Prem- 
isses with  all  the  Ajjjjurces  Priviledges  c^c  Comodities  to  the 
same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  aj)pertaining  to  him  the  s" 
Joshua  Bramhall  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their 
only  projier  Use  Benefit  t^c  Behoof  for  ever — Furthermore 
we  the  s''  Jonathan  Hall  &  Hannah  Hall  for  our  selves  our 
Heirs  &c  do  give  grant  bargain  <t  sell  the  abovebargained 
Premisses  to  him  the  s*  Joshua  Bramhall  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  &  will  warrant  secure  &  defend  the  above 
bargained  Premisses  [for]  (jiu-  selves  our  Heirs  or  Assigns 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  85.  2fi7 

or  ii.uy  by  or  under  us  for  ever  b\'  tlK'.sc  Presents — Dated 
tills  Twenty  Third  Day  of  September  Anno  Domini  1730  & 
ill  the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj'^*  Reisin  George  the  Seeond 
Note  that  tlie  Word  [for]  under  the  Fifteenth  Line  was  en- 
tered before  the  Ensealing  hereof 

Jonathan  Hail      (Seal)"    Ilanah  Hall  her  Mark      (.Seal) 
Sign''  Seal''  i!t  DeliV  in  Presenee  of  Wintn'  (jirshoni  Hall 

his 

BerriahxBrodbrooks  Jun"^ 

mark 

Barnsttible  ss/On   the  Day  &  Year  aboves''   psonally  ap- 
peared the  abovenauied  Jonathan  Hall  &  Hannah  his  Wife 
iVc  acknowledged  this  Instrument  to  be  their  xVet  and  Deed 
Coram     Sam"  Sturges     Jus:  Peace 
A  true  Copy  from  y<=  Orign'  ReC'  March  5  ITIiO 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Keg"^ 


To  all  P<'rsons  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Ebenezer  Hall  of  Falmouth  in 
Hall         the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Massa- 
T"  ehusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Planter  for  &  in  Con- 

I'lDcter  sideration  of  the  full  &  just  Sum  of  Twenty  Five 
Pounds  in  good  &  lawful  Bills  of  Credit  of  this 
Province  to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  & 
truly  paid  by  [85]  Sanuiel  Procter  of  Falmouth  of  the  Prov- 
ince ct  County  afores''  in  New  England  Planter  the  Receipt 
whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  fully  satisfied 
&  contented  therewitli  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel 
thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge  the  s''  Samuel  Proc- 
ter his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  have  given  granted  liargain- 
ed  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  conlirnied  &  by  these  Presents 
do  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey 
&  confirm  to  Sam'  Procter  afores''  his  Heirs  &  vVssigns  for 
ever  a  small  Tract  of  Land  containing  Five  Acres  lying  & 
being  in  the  Township  of  Falmouth  it  being  One  Half  of  a 
Ten  Acre  Lot  w^''  was  granted  I'i  laid  out  tome  the  Coiivt^y- 
or  by  the  Town  of  Falmouth  &  is  bounded  as  followeth  it 
being  Meadow  Land  in  [a]  Fresh  Marsh  in  Back  Cove  lying 
between  my  House  &  Presumscot  it  being  the  Second  Lot  in 
Number  &  adjoins  to  Benj"  Larraliy  Jun'  his  Tjot  on  the 
Westwardly  Side  of  s''  Larraby's  Lot  [running  North  West 
&  by  North  Ten  Rod  wide]  To  have  and  to  hold  with  all  the 
Priviledges  &  Appurces  thereunto  belonging  To  his  &  their 
only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  to  use  occupy 
possess  &  enjoy  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Ebenezer  Hall  do 
promise  &  engage  both  for  my  self  my  Ileii's  Exec'*  &  Admin'" 

Book  XIV  i8 


268  Book  XIV,  Fol.  85. 

to  warrant  &  defend  the  s''  bargained  &  denii.sed  Premisses 
against  all  future  Claims  &  Demands  both  from  my  self  or 
any  other  Person  hereafter  for  ever  &  do  further  oblige  my 
self  firmly  by  these  Presents  to  seeure  &  defend  the  s""  Proc- 
ter his  Heirs  &  Assigns  from  all  Cost  Trouble  &  Damage 
that  may  arise  to  him  or  them  by  Engaging  in  the  Law  to 
defend  the  s'*  Lot  from  any  Person  or  Persons  that  may 
hereafter  lay  Claim  to  it  &  sue  for  it  To  Performance  of 
which  my  self  my  Heirs  and  Assigns  are  hereb}' firmly  oblig- 
ed for  ever — In  Witness  whereof  1  have  hereunto  set  my 
Hand  &  Seal  this  Second  Day  of  November  in  the  Year  of 
our  Lord  God  1730  &  in  the  Third  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our 
Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  by  the  Grace  of  God  of 
Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  Faith 
&c  Ebcnezer  Hall      (1^^,) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Robert  Bay- 
ley  John  Millet 

The  AVords  [running  North  West  &  by  North  Ten  Rod 
Wide]  interlined  between  the  Twenty  Sixth  &  Twenty 
Seventh  Lines  were  writ  &  agreed  upon  before  the  Signing 
Sealing  &  Delivery  hereof 

York  ss/Falm"  March  2-'  1730/1  Eben'  Hail  apjieared  & 
acknowledged  y"  above  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor:     Joshua  Moody     Just.  Pac 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv^  March  .').  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall   come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Amos  Howse  of  Falmouth 
Hows  in"  the   County   of  York  &  Province    of  the 

To  Massachusetts    Bay  in  New    England    House 

Mountfort  &c  Carpenter  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum 
of  Sixteen  Pounds  Money  to  me  in  Hand  well 
&  truly  paid  by  P^dmund  Mountfort  Trader  Benj^  Wright 
Gentleman  &  Benjamin  IngersoU  Gentleman  all  of  Falm" 
afores'"  in  the  County  &  Province  afores''  the  Receipt  where- 
of I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  therewith  fully  satis- 
fied &  contented  &  thereof  and  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof 
do  exonerate  ae(iuit  &  discharge  the  s"*  Ednumd  Mountfort 
Benjamin  Wright  &  Benjamin  IngersoU  their  Heirs  Exec" 
Admin"  &  Assigns  (in  aqual  Thirds)  for  ever  a  certain 
Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the  Town- 
shi})  of  Falmouth  afores''  containing  by  Estimation  One  acre 
&  is  bounded  as  follows  Butting  on  Queen  street  lying  on 
y  East  Side  of  s"  Street  the  Northern  Side  adjoyning  to  an 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  85.  260 

Acre  Lott  luid  out  by  the  Town  of  Fulm"  aforcs''  to  Josliua 
Cromwell  on  the  AVest  Side  of  Land  of  One  Freze  &  bound- 
ed on  each  Corner  with  Three  Bounds  Together  with  all  the 
Kites  &  Priviledges  thereunto  belonging  unto  them  y  s*'  Ed- 
numd  Monntfort  Benj"  Wriglit  &  Benj*  Ingersoll  their  Heirs 
Fxee"  Admin"  and  Assigns  for  ever  to  their  own  proper 
Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  To  have  and  to  hold  absolutely  with- 
out any  Manner  of  Condition  Redemtion  or  Revocation  in 
any  wise  and  I  the  s"  Amos  Howsc  for  my  self  my  Heirs 
Exec"  &  Admin"  do  hereby  covenant  promise  grants  agree 
with  the  s''  Edmund  Mountfort  Benjamin  Wright  &  Benja- 
min Ingersoll  their  Heirs  Exec,"  &  Adm"  in  jNIanner  as  fol- 
lows that  is  to  say  that  the  s*  bargained  Premisses  are  a  good 
su7-e  &  undefeazible  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simjile  & 
that  the  s''  Ednumd  Mountfort  Benjamin  Wright  &  Benjamin 
Ingersoll  their  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  shall  forever  hereaf- 
ter peaceably  &  (juietly  possess  &  enjoy  the  before  bargained 
Premisses  by  Virtue  of  these  Presents,  and  that  I  will  war- 
rant &  defend  the  same  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  De- 
mands of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  In  Witness 
whereof  I  the  said  Amos  Howse  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand 
&  Seal  this  Nineteenth  Day  of  Feb'^  Anno  Domini  1780/31 
Annocj  Kegni  Regis  Georgii  Secundi  Quarto 

Amos  Howes      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence   of  Thomas  Hip- 
son  Edward  Carpenter  Jos  :  Plaisted 

York  ss/Falui°  Feb"  19'"  1730/1    Then  Amos  Howes  ac- 
knowledged the  above  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor  :  Joshua  Moody     Just :  Pac. 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receive  March  5,  1730 

Attest     Jos:   Moody     Reg' 


Be  it  known  to  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  John 

Tarr  of  Biddeford  in  the  County  of  York  &  Colony 

Tan-       of  the  Massachusetts  Yeoman  for  &  in  Consideration 

'l"o         of  the  Sum  of  Two  Hundred  &  Fifty  Pound  currant 

Hill        Money  of  New  England  to  me  in  Hand  paid  before 

the  Ensealing  &  Deliveiy  of  these  Presents  by  Eben- 

ezer  Hill  of  Biddeford  of  the  County  afores*  Yeoman   the 

Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  fully 

satisfied  &  do  discharge  &  accjuit  all  &  every  Person  of  y" 

same  do  bargain  sell  alienate  demise  ratify  &  confirm  One 

Hundred  Acres  of  Land  lying  &  being  on  the  Western  Side 

of  Saco  River  alias  Biddeford  Bet^inninii  the  Bounds  of  the 

same  Land  that  Roger  Hill  sold  to  John  Ilellson  Butted  & 


270  Book  XIV,  Fol.  Sfi. 

bounded  as  hi.s  Deed  mentioned  at  large  as  it  [is]  in  the 
County  Records  only  We  have  agreed  to  alter  y"  Line  from 
a  West  South  West  to  a  South  West  Line  [as]  all  the  other 
Lots  run  on  the  Western  Side  of  the  River  running  uj)  into 
y'^  Woods  keeping  it  Breadth  till  the  Hundred  Acres  be  ac- 
complished Excepting  Forty  Nine  Acres  for  Matthew  Pat- 
ten on  the  North  West  side  of  the  Way  that  is  laid  Aut  to 
go  to  the  Ferry  &  One  Acre  on  the  Southerly  Side  joining 
[to]  the  Road  where  his  House  &  Shop  now  stiinds  Also 
Three  Acres  for  my  self  where  my  House  now  sttmds  with 
y<^  Priviledge  of  the  Ferry  &  High  Way  to  it  which  s''  Land 
shall  lie  niarkt  w"'  large  Stones  niai-kt  with  my  Name  [I  T] 
on  it  joyning  to  y'  Land  y'  is  excepted  for  Matthew  Patten 
&  so  joyning  to  the  river  running  up  to  the  First  little  Creek 
&  from  s''  Creek  runs  up  the  River  to  Sealy's  Cn^ek  &  from 
thence  South  West  to  the  High  Way  which  goes  to  the  Falls 
&  beginning  again  at  ii:y  Bounds  &  running  up  [by]  the 
High  [Way]  that  is  the  Way  [to]  the  Ferry  &  what  is 
wanting  of  Forty  Nine  Acres  shall  be  made  up  above  the 
Way  that  goes  to  the  Falls  keeping  its  due  Course  on  the 
Northward  Side  not  infringing  on  y"  [s'']  Land  Ebenezcr 
Hill  has  built  [upon]  &  im}u-oved  To  have  and  to  hold  the 
afores''  Tract  of  Land  to  him  the  s'"  Eben^  His  Heirs  Exec" 
Admin"  &  Assigns  hereby  warranting  the  s''  Land  from  any 
Claim  of  any  Person  directly  or  indirectly  from  by  or  under 
me  the  s''  John  Tarr  &-  Eliz  Tarr  the  Wife  of  the  s"  John 
Tarr  doth  by  these  Presents  freely  &  willingly  give  up  all 
her  Dowry  or  Power  of  Thirds  of  in  &  unto  the  aboves"* 
Promised  Premisses  [86]  unto  Him  the  s'l  Eben''  Hill  Sen"^ 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  everLi  Witness  whereof  the  s''  John 
Tarr  &  Elizabeth  his  Wife  have  hereunto  set  their  Hands  & 
Seals  this  Third  Day  of  March  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the 
Reijrn  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  King  of 
Great  Brittsiin  France  &  Ireland  Defender  of  the  Faith  An- 
noi]  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  &  One 
John  Tarr     (Seal)     Elisabeth  Tarr     (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us  Sanmel 
Miller  Thomas  Wright  Thomas  Thomjjson 

York  ss/Biddeford  March  y  3'"  17o()/l  Then  psonully  ap- 
peared John  Tarr  &  Elizaltetli  his  Wife  &  acknowledged  the 
within  mentioned  Instrument  or  Deed  of  Sale  to  be  their 
free  &  voluntary  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     John  Gray     Just :  Paeis 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  March  5'"  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg" 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   86.  271 

To  all  Pfople  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  conio  Greet- 
ing Know  ye   that  I  Joshua  Lassell  of  Arundel 
i.assiii         Cooper  in  the  County  of  York  within  his  Maj'^' 
To  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  for  &  in  Con- 

Treworgy     sideration  of  the  Sum  of  Fifty    Pounds  to  me  in 
Hand  befox'e  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly 
paid   Iiy  John  Treworgy  Laborer  of  the  Town  &  County 
afores''  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my 
self  therewith   fully   satisfied  &  contented    &   thereof   &  of 
every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge 
tlie  s''  John  Treworgy  his  Heirs  Exce-^  &   Admin"  for  ever 
by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened 
conveyed  &  conliriued  &  by  these  Presents  do  freely  &  ab- 
solutelv  give  grant  liargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  conlirm  un- 
to him" the  s''  John  Treworgy  his   Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
One  Messuage  or  Tract  of  Land  it  being  a  Fifty  Aero  Grant 
iriveii  to  methe  afores''  Josima  Lassell  by  the  Proprietors  of 
the    Town    afores''    at    a    Proprietors    Meeting  held  at  the 
afore.s''  Arundel  on   January  y"  14,  172S  &   in  the  Year  of 
our  Lord  1728.  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bar- 
gained Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  &  Com- 
odities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to 
him  the  s''  Joim  Treworgy  his    Heirs  X,  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  iS:  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  And 
I  the  s''  Joshua  Lassell  for  me  my  Heirs  ExeC^"  Admin"  do 
covenant  promise  &  grant   to  &    with  the  s'^  John  Treworgy 
his  Heirs  i^i  Assigns  tliat    before    the   Ensealing  hereof  I  am 
the  true  sole  it  lawful  owner  of   the  aliove  bargained  Prt'iu- 
isses  &  am  lawfully  seized   &  possessed   of  the  same  in  my 
own  proj)er  Rigiit  as  a  good   jjfect   &    absolute  Estate  of  Li- 
heritance  in  Fee  simple  &    have    in    my  self  good  Right  full 
Power  &  lawful!    Authority  to  grant  bargain   sell  convey  & 
confirm  s''  bargained  Premisses    in    Manner  as   aboves''  And 
that  the  s''  John  Treworgy  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may 
from  Time  to  Time   &  at  all    Times    for  ever  hereafter  law- 
fully i)caceably  ct  (|uietly   have    hold    use   occupy  possess  & 
enjoy  the   s''  demised    &  bargained   Premisses   witli  the  Aji- 
purces  free  &  clear  &  freely  ^Jt  clearly  acijuitted  exonerated 
&  discharged  of  from  all  &  all   thinner  of  former  or  other 
(lifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyn- 
tures  Dowries  Judgments  Executions   Incumbrances  &  Ex- 
tents— Furthermore  I  the  s''  Joshua  Lassell  for  my  self  my 
Heirs  Exec"   Admin"  do  covenant  &  engage  the  abovede- 
mised  Premisses  to  him  the  s'' John  Treworgy  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  against  the  lawful   Claims  or   Demands  of  any  Per- 
ms whatsoever  forever  hereafter  to  warrant  se- 


272  Book  XIV,  Fol.   8(5. 

cure  &  defend  In  Witness  whereof  I  do  iKU-eunto  set  my 
Hand  &  Seal  this  First  Da}'  of  February  One  Tiiousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  Thirt}'  One  &  in  the  Presence  of 
us  Witnesses  Isaac  Curtis  George  Marsli 

Joshua  Lasscll     (Seal) 
York  ss/Biddeford  Feb'-^  y*"  5'"  1730/1   Then   appeared 
psonally  Josiiua  Lassell  &  acknowledged  this  above  Instru- 
ment or  Deed  of  Sale  to  be  his  free  &  voluntary  Act  &Deed 

Cor     John  Gray     Just :  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv'i  March  3"  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"^ 


Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  Daniel  Simpson  of 
York  in  the  County  of  York  Gent  in  Consid- 
Dani  Simpson      ei'ation  of  Thirty  Shillings  Money  to  me  paid 
to  his  Son  by  my  Son  Henry  Simpson  of  s"  York  Cord- 

Hen.  Simpson  wainer  have  given  granted  &  sold  &  by  these 
Presents  do  give  grant  bargain  &  sell  to  the 
s"  Henry  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  small  Piece  of 
Land  being  Part  of  my  Home  Place  below  the  Road  Begin- 
ning at  the  Westerly  Corner  of  my  s**  Sons  Barn  &  runs 
Westerly  about  Eight  Rods  to  a  Stake  in  the  Gi'ound  which 
stands  just  Two  Rods  Nortii  West  from  y*'  Dividing  Line 
betwixt  my  s'^  Sons  Land  &  mine  &  so  runs  down  the  same 
Breadth  of  Two  Rods  bounding  on  his  own  Lot  till  it  comes 
to  Tho'  Adams's  Land  containing  about  One  Acre  be  it  more 
or  less  To  have  and  to  hold  to  him  the  s"*  Henry  Simpson 
his  Heirs  and  Assigns  as  a  good  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inlieri- 
tance  in  Fee  simple  for  ever  In  Witness  whereof  I  have 
hereunto  set  my  Hand  and  Seal  the  Second  Day  of  March 
in  the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Majesty  King  Gi'orge  the  Second 
his  Reign  Annotj  Domini  1730 

Daniel  Simpson      (Seal) 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us  .Job 
Banks  Jos:   Moody  Jonathan  Young 

York  ss/Mairh  3'>  1730  Tiien  api)cared  M'  Daniel  Simp- 
son &  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be  his  Act  c'c 
Deed  Before  Me     Jos  :   Moody     Jus  :   Peace 

A  true  Copy  o(  the  Original  Receiv''  March  "23  1730 


Attest     Jos :   M<)od\-     Reg^ 


Book  XIV,  Fol.  8G.  273 

Know  all  Men  by  those  Presents  that  Samuel  Johnson  of 

York  in  the  County  of  Yoi'k  in  New  England  Yeo- 

Johnson  nian  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Three 

To  Pounds  in  Money  &  a  Deed  of  Quit  Claim  for  4  or 
Johnson  5  Acres  of  Land  on  the  North  East  Side  of  the  Lit- 
tle River  in  s''  York  to  him  delivered  by  his  Brother 
Benjamin  Johnson  s''  Quit  Claim  being  under  the  Hand  & 
Seal  of  the  s''  Bcnj*  Johnson  &  of  his  Guardian  Jeremiah 
Moulton  Jun"'  of  s''  York  Esq"  the  Receipt  whereof  is  hereby 
acknowledged  hath  remised  released  it  for  ever  (juit  claimed 
to  the  s''  Jeremi"  Moulton  in  the  Capacity  afores''  &  to  the 
s''  Benj-''  Johnson  in  (juiet  &  Peaceable  Possession  &  to  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  such  Right  Estate  Title  Inter- 
est as  he  the  s''  Samuel  Johnson  had  or  ought  to  have  of  in  or 
to  all  the  Homestead  of  their  Father  Sanmel  Johnson  late  of 
s''  York  Dec''  eontuining  about  Eight  Acres  be  the  same 
more  or  less  bounded  South  Eastwardly  by  land  of  John 
Woodbridge  South  Westerly  by  the  Meeting  House  Creek 
alias  diet  the  New  ^lill  Danun  North  Westerly  by  Land  of 
William  Crow  &  Land  of  Nicholas  Sewall  &  North  East- 
wardly by  Situate  High  Way  &  the  Road  to  Cape  Ned  dick 
or  however  otherwise  bounded  or  reputed  to  bo  bounded  To 
have  and  to  hold  the  s''  released  Premisses  with  the  Build- 
ings thereon  iJc  the  Aj)purces  Priviledgcs  &  Comodities  there- 
of to  him  the  s''  Jeremi;ih  Moulton  in  the  Capacity  afores" 
to  till'  only  proper  Use  &  Behoofc  of  the  said  Benjamin 
Johnson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  And  the  s'^  Sam' 
flohnson  doth  covenant  &  engage  to  &  with  the  s''  Jeremiah 
Moulton  in  y"  Capacity  afores''  for  himself  his  Heii's  Exec" 
&  Admin""'  that  when  ct  as  soon  as  &  at  an}'  Time  after  that 
the  s''  Benjamin  shall  come  to  be  of  full  Age  the  s''  Saiuuel 
his  Heirs  &q  shall  sign  seal  deliver  and  execute  any  further 
&  more  ample  Deed  of  (^uit  Claim  to  the  said  Released 
Premisses  ujion  Demand  of  the  s''  Benj*  Johnson  his  Heirs 
or  Assigns  &  at  his  or  their  proper  Cost  &  Charges  in  the 
Law — In  Witness  whereof  the  s''  Samuel  Johnson  [&  Sarah 
hi.s  Wife]  hath  hereunto  set  tlu^ir  Hand  &  Seal  the  Twenty 
Sixth  Day  of  June  in  y''  Second  Year  of  his  Ahij'>«  Reign 
Annoij  Domini  I  72iS 

Sanmel  Johnson      (Seal)      Sarah  Johnson      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  delivered  in  Presence  of  us  The  words 
[Tiiree  Pounds  in  Money]  Line  2''  &  IV  &  the  Words 
[&  Sarah  ills  Wife]  I^ine  2'.)  &  the  word  [Si'cond]  Line  30 
being  first  inU^rlined  Sanmel  Came  Jos  :   Moody 

York  ss/June  2().  1728.  Then  Sam'  Johnson  t't  Sarah  his 


274  Book  XIV,  Fol.  87. 

Wife  psonally  appearing  acknowledged  the  foregoing    In- 
striun^  to  be  y'  Act  &  Deed 

Before  me     Sam'  Came     Jus  :  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rccciv'  March  8.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


[87]     To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
James  Baston  sends  Greeting  Now  Know  ye  that 
Bastou         I  James  Baston  of  Wells  in  "the  County  of  York 
To  &  Province  of  y'  Massachusetts  Ba\'  in  New  Eng- 

Littlet'iokl  land  divers  good  &  lawful  Causes^  &  Considera- 
tions me  thereunto  moving  but  more  especially 
for  &  in  Considerations  of  the  full  &  just  Sum  of  One  Hun- 
dred Pounds  currant  Money  of  Xew  England  to  me  in  Hand 
paid  by  James  Littlefield  of  Wells  afores''  at  &  before  the 
Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  here- 
by acknowledge  &  my  self  to  be  therewith  fully  satisfied  & 
contented  have  given  &  granted  &  do  by  these  Presents  give 
grant  bargain  sell  alienate  enfeoff  &  confirm  unto  James  Lit- 
tlefield afores"  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being 
in  the  Township  of  Wells  afores''  containing  by  Estimation 
One  Hundred  Acres  being  Fifty  Poles  wide  runing  on  a 
West  Line  on  both  Sides  bounded  as  followeth  that  is  to  say 
Northerly  by  the  Land  of  my  Honoured  Father  Thomas  Bas- 
ton Dec*  Southerly  by  y°  Land  granted  to  Samuel  Stuart 
&  also  Ten  Acres  of  Fresh  Meadow  bounded  as  followed 
that  is  to  say  according  as  the  Return  from  y"  Lot  Layer 
shall  make  appear  To  have  and  to  hold  the  aforedemised 
Land  &  Meadow  as  bounded  &  above  expressed  with  all  the 
Priviledges  Common  Rights  Liimunities  &  all  other  Appur- 
ces  thereunto  belonging  To  him  the  s''  James  Littlefield  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  To  his  it  their  own  only  sole  prop- 
er Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  James  Bos- 
ton for  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin''^  do  covenanted  prom- 
ise to  &  with  the  s'"  James  Littlefield  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
that  before  this  Ensealing  hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  law- 
ful owner  of  the  above  bargained  Premisses  &  have  in  my 
self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bar- 
gain sell  convey  &  confirm  s'"  bargained  Premisses  in  Man- 
ner as  afores''  And  that  the  s''  James  Littlefield  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time  to  Time  I'i  at  all  Times  for 
ever  hereafter  by  force  iSb  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully 
quietly  &  peaceably  have  hold  use  occup}'  possess  &  enjoy 
said  demised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free 
&  clear  it  clearly  acquitted   exonerated  it  discliarged  of  ic 


Book   XIV,  Fol.   s7.  275 

from  all  &  all  Manner  of  other  &  former  Gifts  Grants  Bar- 
gains Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Judgments  Executions 
Incumbrances  &  Extents  whatsoever  Furthermore  I  the  s"* 
James  Baston  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  do  cove- 
nant &  engage  the  abovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the  James 
Littlefield  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  & 
Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever 
hereafter  to  Avarrant  secure  &  defend.  In  Witness  whereof 
I  the  s''  James  Baston  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Sea! 
this  Twentieth  Day  of  May  Anno  Domini  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Eight 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  James  Baston      (Seai) 

in  Presence  of  Memorandum  it  is  to  be  un- 

Samuel  Hatch  derstood  that  before  Signing  & 

Sanmel  Stewart  Scaling  it   was  agreed   that  if  any 

Richard  Dane  older  (irant  out  of  any  Part  of  the 

abovedemiscd  Premisses  James  Littlefield 
afores''  is  to  run  further  back 
York  ss/Wells  May  y  -iO"  1728.  Then  the  within  named 
James  Baston  psonally  appeared   &  acknowledged  the  with- 
in Instrument  or  Deed  of  Sale  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 
Before  me     -loseph  Hill     J  :   Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rccciv'  Marcii  It.  17;}t) 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg"- 


To  all  Cliristian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  may  come 

Know  ye  that  I  Stephen  Presbury  of  Nubarry  in 

Pipsbuiy      the  County  of  Essex  in  y"  Province  of  the  Massa- 

T<J  chusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Shii)wright  for  &  in 

Whitney  consideration  of  tlic  valuable  Sum  of  Sixty  Pounds 
of  lawful  currant  Monc}-  of  y''  Province  afores'^  to 
mo  in  Hand  jiaid  i)i  Hand  before  the  Signing  &  Sealing  & 
Delivery  of  these  Presents  by  Nathan  Whittny  of  York  in  the 
( 'ouiity  of  York  in  the  Pr<)\iiice  of  Main  in  New  England  Yeo- 
man the  Kec'  I  do  ackiiowiedge  iSi  my  self  therewith  full}'  satis- 
lied  contented  &  paid  have  given  granted  bargained  &  sold  a 
certain  Tract  of  Land  containing  Fifty  Acres  of  Upland  with 
tlu"  Marsh  thereunto  jjclctnging  lying  on  the  North  East  Side 
of  Saco  River  being  liounded  by  Two  Fresh  Water  (iutts 
that  runs  into  Saco  River  &  was  formerly  known  i*c  called 
by  the  Name  of  Page  his  Land  his  Plantation  the  whieii 
Plantation  I  do  engage  to  l)e  free  &  that  I  have  in  my  sell 
good  Right  t^  lawful  .Vutiiority  to  sell  the  same  &  tiiat  I  will 
by  these   Presents   warrant  it  defend   th(^ 


11, 


unto  the  afores''  Nathan    ^\'llittlly  &   to  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 


276  Book   XIV,  Fol.   87. 

for  ever  &  that  I  will  warrant  the  same  ujiainst  the  lawful 
Claims  &  Demands  of  the  Heirs  of  my  Grandfather  John 
Presbary  Dec'  or  his  Assigns  or  of  the  Assigns  of  any  of 
the  Heirs  afores'^  To  have  and  to  iiold  the  aforebargained 
Premisses  with  all  y"  Rights  to  tlie  Land  &  Marsh  afores''  i!c 
Priviledge  &  Appurces  thereunto  belonging  or  appertaining 
with  alt  the  Wood  &  Timber  thereon  lying  or  standing 
thereon  with  &  unto  the  s''  Nathan  Whittny  To  his  own 
l)ropcr  Use  and  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  or  any  by  &  un- 
der him  And  that  the  said  Stephen  Presbary  doth  further 
stand  bound  to  oblige  himself  to  acquit  &  discharge  the  Land 
&,  Marsh  afores''  from  all  the  Heirs  of  his  late  Grandfather 
&  from  any  Lawsuits  or  Incumbrances  that  may  or  shall 
arise  from  any  of  them  or  from  any  of  his  Heirs  Exec"  Ad- 
min™ or  Assigns  whatsoever  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  set 
to  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Fifth  Day  of  August  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  &  in  y"  Fourth"  Year  of  his  Maj'y^ 
Reign — It  is  to  be  understood  the  s''  Land  &  Marsh  lieth  in 
the  Town  of  Bcedeford  in  the  in  the  County  of  York  in  New 
England  Stephen  Presbery     (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Sam'  Sewal! 
Nathaniel  Whitney 

Essex  ss/Decemb'  23  Da}'  1730  The  within  named  Steph- 
en Presbui'y  appearing  psonally  acknowledged  the  within 
Instrument  to  be  his  Act  &  Deed  and  Hand  &  Seal 

Before  me     Edward  Sai-gent     Justice  of  tlie  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Mach  10.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"- 

Granted  &  laid  out  to  Thomas  D^'cr  a  certain  Tract  of 
Land  containing  One  Acre  lying&  being  in  the  Town- 
J^yei-  ship  of  Falmouth  &  is  bounded  as  followeth  Beginning 
at  a  Stake  standing  by  the  High  Way  that  goes  by  the 
Fore  River  adjovning  on  Ric^hard  Webbers  Lot  &  thence 
Eight  Rod  fi-onting  up  the  High  Way  to  a  Stake  &  thence 
the  same  Weadth  Twenty  Rods  back  [the  same  Course  with 
the  other  Lots]  or  till  the  Acre  be  made  up  the  s''  Deyer  to 
bring  forward  a  Settlement  &  build  according  to  the  vote  of 
Town  Dated  at  Fahnouth  Decemb'  y*'  28^"  172«  Benj''  Inger- 
sell  Benj'''  Larraby  Sam'  Cobb  Com'^'^''  The  within  Bounds 
of  Land  entered  in  the  Town  Book  of  Records  for  Falm'^"  in 
Second  Book  Page  113 

p     Sam'  Cobb     Town  Clerk 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"'  March  15.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   88.  277 

To  all  People  to  whom   tlicse   Presents  shall  come  (ireet- 
ing  Know  all  Men  that  I  Elijah  Gleezcn  of  the 
Gleezen      Town  of  Falmouth  in  the  County  of  York  in  the 
To         Provinec  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  P^ng- 
J5ayley        land  Yeouian  Know  y""  that  I  Elijah  Gleezen  for  & 
in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Three  Pounds  in 
Hand  paid  before  y^  Ensealing  of  these  Presents  have  given 
granted  sold  &  conveyed  &  confirmed    unto  John  Ba3ley  of 
the  Town  of  Falmouth  in  the  County  of  York  in  y  Province 
of  the  Massachusetts  Bay   in   New  England  Tailor  a  certain 
Tract  of  Land  containing  Half  of  his  Acre  Lot  w'=''  was  laid 
out  by  the  Town  unto  Thomas  Deyr  for  his  House  Lot  as 
will  appear  upon  Falmouth  Town    Book  for  Records  Book 
the  2''  Page   113  s''  Land   containing  Half  a   Acre  laving  & 
lieing  in  the  Township  of  Falmouth  &  is  bounded  as  follow- 
ctli  viz  Beginning  at  a  Stake  standing  by  the  Hijrh    Way 
that  goes  up  by  the  fore  River  adjoyning  on  Richard  Web- 
bers House  Lot  &  thence   Four  Rods  fronting  up  the  Way 
unto  a  Stake  adjoying  on  Daniel  Godfrey's  Half  Acre  Lot  & 
thence  the  same  Weadth  Twenty  Rods  back  the  same  Course 
as  the  other  Lots  there  adjoyning  or  till  the  Half  Acre  be 
made  up  s*   Lot  adjoyning   Westerly  on  Richard   Webbers 
House  Lot  [88]  To  have  and  to  hold  unto  Him  the  s''  John 
Ba^'ley  his  Heirs  Exec'*  Admin"  or  Assigns  all  the  aboves'^ 
Tract  of  Land  &  singularly  the  Priviledges  belonging  to  s'' 
Lot  or  Tract  of  Land  in  Fee  of  Town  Grant  I  the  s'l" Elijah 
Gleezen  do  covenant   &  by  these  Presents   resign    all   my 
Right  Title  Interest  of  &  of  the  same  Part  &  Paix'cl  thereof 
to  belong  &  appertsiin   unto  the  only  proper  Use  Benefit  & 
Behoof  of  him  the  s*  John  Bayley  his  Ileirs  Exec''^  Admin" 
&  Assigns  for  ever  warranting  &  defending  the  same  against 
all  Manner  of  Persons  that  may   h^y  any  Claim    Title  or  In- 
terest of  or  into  the  same  In   Witness   whereof  I  the  s'  Eli- 
jah Gleezen  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  Twenty 
Third  Day  of  September  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and 
Thirty  Elijah  Gleezen      (seal) 

Signed  Seal'  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Henry  Wheel- 
er Benj-'  Bickncr 

York  ss/Falm"  Sjptem''  23.  1730  TIimi  Elijah  Gleezen 
acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  & 
Heed  Cor:  Josiiua  Moodv     Jus:   Pac 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  March  15.  1730 

Attest     Jos:   Moody     Reg' 


278  Book  XIV,  Fol.   88. 

To  ill!  Peoplo  to  whom  these  Presents    shall  eonie  (xreet- 
iii<>-  Know  j'e  that  I  John  Brown   of  Daniariscotty 
Brown      near  Peniaquid   in   the  Provinee  of  the    INIassachu- 
To  setts  Bay  in  New  Eni;li»nd  Yeoman  for  &  in  C'oiisid- 

Brooks  eration  of  the  Sum  of  Eight  Pounds  in  good  i)ub- 
lick  Bills  of  Credit  tome  in  Hand  before  the  En- 
sealing hereof  well  &  truly  paid  hy  Edward  Brooks  of  York 
in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Provinee  afores"'  La])orer  the 
Keeeii)t  whereof  I  do  liereby  aeknowledge  &  my  self  tlu're- 
with  fully  satisfied  &  eontented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part 
&  Pareel  thereof  do  exonerate  aequit  &  discharge  Him  the 
s''  Edward  Brooks  his  Heirs  Exec'''  &  Admin™  for  ever  by 
these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened 
conveyed  iSi:  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  freel\'  fully  iSc 
absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  alienc  convey  &  confirm 
unto  him  the  s''  Edward  Brooks  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  a  certain  Tract  or  Pareel  of  Land  situate  lying  it  being 
at  Daniariscotty  afores''  Bounded  as  followeth  viz  Beginning 
at  the  lowermost  Falls  in  Daniariscotty  River  &  running 
from  thence  down  the  River  it  bounding  thereon  Fifty  Poles 
&  so  to  run  back  the  same  Breadth  Easterl}-  from  the  s" 
River  One  full  Mile  in  Length  which  makes  up  y  (Quantity 
of  One  Hundred  Acres  it  being  Part  of  that  Tract  of  Land 
there  which  my  Hon"*  Father  John  Brown  Dec"  lived  on  & 
W"  he  gave  to  me  the  s''  John  Brown  by  Deed  under  his 
Hand  &  Seal  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargain- 
ed Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledge-;  A  Coniodi- 
ties  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertiiiniiig  to 
him  y*  s*  Edward  Brooks  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  &  their  only  projier  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever  And 
I  the  s"*  John  Brown  for  me  my  Heirs  Exec"  it  Admin"  do 
covenant  promise  &  griint  to  &  with  the  s''  Edward  Brooks 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am 
the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  y^  abovebargained  Premisses 
&  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  mine  own 
proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  alisolute  Estate  at  Inlu-ri- 
tance  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Pow- 
er &  lawfull  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  con- 
firm s"*  bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  afores"*  And  that 
the  s''  Edward  Brooks  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from 
Time  to  Time  i.t  at  all  Times  forever  hereafter  by  Force  & 
Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  )ieaceably  &  quietl\'  have 
hold  use  oceuiiy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s<'  demised  &  bargain- 
ed Premisses  with  the  Aj>})urces  free  &  clear  &  freely  & 
clearly  ac(iuilted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all  iSb  all 
Manner   of    former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains    Sales 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   78.  279 

Leases  Mortijaijes  Wills  iMitails  Jovntures  D()wri(%s  Judg'- 
iiients  Exceiitioiis  or  Iiuiiiiihranccs  uf  what  Name  or  Nature 
soever  that  luiglit  in  any  Ah'asiire  or  Decree  obstruet  or 
make  void  this  present  Deed — Furthermore  I  the  s''  John 
Hrown  for  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Adniin'**  do  eoveiiant  and  en- 
gage tile  above  demised  Premisses  tc)  him  tlie  s''  Edward 
Bro(ji<s  iiis  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  hiwful  Claims  or 
Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever 
hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Presents.  In 
W^itness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the 
Sixteenth  Day  of  February  in  y'-  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign 
of  King  Cieoi-ge  the  Second  over  (ireat  lii'itain  &e  Anno(j 
Domini  17;iO  John   Pi'own      (Seal) 

Sign*  Seal''  <t  Deliv'  in  y*"  Presence  of  us  Caleb  Preble 
Jos  :  Moody 

York  ss  Feb'>'  17  1780  Tlu'n  apjx'ared  John  Brown  above 
named  i^-  acknowledged  the  above  Instruiu'  to  be  his  Act  & 
Deed  Before  me     Jost'iih  IMoody     Jus:   Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Reeeiv'  March  24  1730 

Attest     Jos:   Moody     Keg"^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  That  I  John  Brown  of  Dainariscotty 
liiuwii  near  Pemaquid  in  the  Provint'e  of  the  Massachusetts 
'I''J  Bay  in  New  England  Yeoman  for  &  in  Considera- 
i'rei)lf  tion  of  the  Sum  of  Four  Pounds  in  good  Bills  of 
Ci'cdit  to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof 
well  &  truly  paid  by  Caleb  Prelile  of  York  in  the  County  of 
York  in  the  Province  afores''  Gentleman  the  I\eceij)t  where- 
of I  do  hereby  acknciwlcdgc  &  myself  therewith  fully  satis- 
fied &  contented  &  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof 
do  exonerate  ac(|uit  &  discharge  Him  the  s''  Caleb  Preble  his 
Heirs  Exec"  ilt  iVdmin'^  for  evta-  by  these  Presents  have 
given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed 
&  by  these  Presetits  do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant 
bargain  sell  aliene  convey  iSi  confirm  unto  Him  y"  said  Caleb 
Preble  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Tract  of  Land 
King  at  Damariscotty  afores'' containing  Fifty  Acres  bound- 
ed as  followoth  viz  Beginning  at  the  River  of  Damariscotty 
at  the  South  East  Corner  of  a  Tract  of  Land  of  One  Hun- 
dred [Acres]  which  I  sold  to  Edward  Brooks  the  Sixteenth 
Day  of  this  Instant  Feb"^*'  us  by  his  Deed  (jf  that  Date  may 
aj)i)ear  w'"  s''  Corner  is  Fifty  Poles  below  the  lowermost 
Falls  in  s"  River  &  runs  from  thence  Twenty  Five  Poles 
down  the  s'' River  <^c  so  runs  back  the  same  Breadth  Easterly 


280  Book  XIV,  Fol.  88. 

till  it  comes  to  be  one  full  Mile  in  Length  w"^"  makes  up  the  s'' 
Quantity  of  Fifty  Acres  To  have  and  to  hold  the;  s''  granted 
&  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  & 
Comodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertain- 
ing to  him  the  s''  Caleb  Preble  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for  ever 
And  I  the  s*  John  Brown  for  me  my  Heirs  Exee'«  &  Ad- 
min''^ do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  Caleb 
Preble  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  y"  Ensealing  hereof 
I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  Owner  of  the  abovebargained 
Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in 
my  own  projjcr  Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of 
Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full 
Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  & 
confirm  s'*  bargained  Premisses  in  INIanner  as  afores''  And 
that  the  s''  Caleb  Preble  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may 
from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  & 
(]uietly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demis- 
ed &  bargained  Premisses  with  tlie  Apjuirces  free  i*i  clear  & 
freely  &  clearlj^  ac(iuitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from 
all  &  all  Manner  of  former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains 
Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Willj  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries 
Judgments  Executions  or  Incumbrances  of  what  Name  or 
Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  ^Measure  or  degree  obstruct 
or  make  void  this  psent  Deed  Furthermore  I  the  s"!  John 
Brown  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  and  Admin"  do  cove- 
nant &  engage  the  abovedemised  Premisses  to  him  the  s'* 
Caleb  Preble  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims 
or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  for  ever 
hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Presents  In 
Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the 
Seventeenth  Day  of  February  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the 
Reign  of  his  Maj'>  King  George  the  Second  over  Great  Bri- 
tain &c  Annoq  Domini  1730 

John  Brown      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us  y"  Mark 
of  Edward  Brooks  X      Jos  :  Moody 

York  ss/Feb''>'  17.  1730  Then  apjieared  John  Brown  above- 
named  &  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be  his  Act 
&  Deed  Before  me     Josei)h  Moody     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  March  24  1 730 

Attest     Jos :   Moody      Reg"^ 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   Si).  281 

Know  all  Men  by  these   Presents  tliat  I   Caleb    Preble  of 
York  in  the    County  of  York  in  New    England 
Pieble         Gentleman  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of 
To  Fifteen  Pounds  Mone}'  or  good  Bills  of  publick 

VVhittuni  Credit  to  me  in  Hand  paid  by  John  Wittum  Jun"^ 
of  York  afores''  Husbandman  the  Receipt  whereof 
I  [89]  iiereby  acknowledge  have  given  granted  &  sold  &  by 
these  Presents  do  fully  &  absolutely  give  graiit  bargain  &  sell 
to  the  s<'  John  Wittum  Jun'  Ten  Acres  of  Ui)land  which  was 
granted  to  me  by  the  Town  of  York  at  a  legal  Town  Meet- 
ing holden  in  York  afores'^'  March  (i.  1710/11  as  by  York 
Records  may  api)ear  W^''  Land  is  not  yet  laid  out  To  have 
and  to  hold  the  s''  Ten  Acres  of  Land  not  yet  laid  out  to 
Him  the  s''  John  Wittum  Jun'  his  Heirs  ct  Assigns  for  ever 
To  be  laid  out  occupied  &  enjoyed  to  the  only  pro[)cr  Use 
&  Behoofe  of  him  the  s'*  John  Wittum  Jun"^  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  with  warranty  for  the  same  (provided  it  be 
laid  out  clear  of  all  former  (irants)  against  all  Persons  what- 
soever In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  & 
Seal  the  2tJ"'  Day  of  JNIarch  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  One  &  in  y"  Fourth 
Year  of  his  Maj''^  Reign 

Caleb  Preble     (Seal) 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Lucy  Moody 
Jos  :  Moody 

York  ss/March  2(i.  1731  Then  appeared  Mi^  Caleb  Preble 
&  acknowledged  y''  above  Instrument  to  be  his  Act  &  Deed 
Before  me     Jos  :  Moody     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv>'  March  26.  1731 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Rc";' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents    shall  come  I  Sam- 
uel Johnson  of  Kittery   in  the  County  of  York  in 
Joiinsoii     the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts    Bay    in    New 
I'o  his  2     England  Mill  Wriojht  do  send  OTceting   Know  ye 
Sons         that  I  the  s''  Samuel  Johnson  for  &  in  Considera- 
tion  of  the  Love  Good  will  &  natural    affection 
whicii  I  have  &  do  bear  towards  my  Sons  Sanuiel  Johnson 
it  .lames  Johnson   of  the  Town   County  &  Province  afores* 
Husbandmen  have  given  granted  &  confirmed  &  by  these 
Presents  do  freely  clearly  &  absolutely  give  grant  &  confirm 
unto  my  s''  Sons  Sanmel  Johnson   &  James  Johnson   their 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin'''  &  Assigns  to  be  divided  aqually  be- 
tween them  a  certain  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land   situate  lying 
L^  being  in  the  Township  of  Kittery  afores''  joyning  to  the 


282  Book    XTV,  Fol.   89. 

Road  y'  goes  to  York  containing  by  Estimation  Tliirty  Five 
Aci-f.s  Ixrtho  .same  more  or  less  huttod  &  bounded  as  foilow- 
eth  (that  is  to  say)  On  the  Northern  Side  by  the  Koad  that 
goes  to  York  on  the  Easterly  End  by  the  Land  y^  was  for- 
merly M'  Godsoes  on  the  Southern  Side  by  the  Land  now 
in  the  Possession  of  Thomas  liutehins  &  Enoch  Hutchins  & 
on  the  Westerly  Side  by  Joseph  Wilsons  Landed  or  how- 
ever other  Ways  bounded  or  reputed  to  be  bounded  Togeth- 
er with  all  the  Comoditics  Priviledges  &  Appurccs  to  the  s" 
Land  belonging  or  in  any  wise  ai)pertaining  To  have  and  to 
hold  y«  s''  given  &  granted  Premisses  with  all  the  Profits  & 
Appurces  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining 
to  them  the  s''  Samuel  Johnson  &  James  Johnson  their  Heirs 
&  Assigns  for  ever  To  their  only  Use  Benefit  &  Behoof  for 
ever  hc'reafter  without  any  Condition  Reversion  or  Reserva- 
tion whatsoever,  so  as  to  alter  change  defeat  or  make  void 
the  same  In  Witness  whereof  I  the  s''  Samuel  Johnson  have 
hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this  nineteenth  Day  of  jNIarch 
Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  Thir- 
ty One  Anno(]  Ri  Ris  Georgii  Secundi  Magna  Britannia  &c 
Quarto  Sanuiel  Johnson  his  Mark  X      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv"  in  y"  Presence  of  John  Ncwmarch 

her 

Sam'  Ncwmarch  Susanna X  Ncwmarch 

mark 

March  the  I'J  1730.  Sam'  Johnson  psonable  appeared  be- 
fore me  the  Subscriber  One  of  his  Maj'^"  Justices  Peace  for 
the  County  of  York  &  acknowledged  this  within  written  In- 
strument to  be  his  free  Act  c*t  Deed 

W"  Pepperrell 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  IIW  March  20,  1730 

Attest     Jos :   Moody     Reg^ 


Decemb'^  SK    ICSO 

Measured  &  laid  out  to  John  Taylor  his    Town  Grant  of 

liand   of  an  Hundred  Acres    bearing  Date  Decemb'^ 

Taylor    13.    UJiiil   &  his  (Jrant  of  Fifty  Acres  more   Dated 

Aj)ril    13'"  11)71   Three   Hundred  &   Twenty    Pole  in 

Length  South  South  East   &  Seventy  Five  Pole  in  Breadth 

Ixjunded  on  the  West  with  the  Ledge   of  Rocks  on  y*  North 

with  Nyvan  Agnews  Grants  on   the  East  with  Comons  &  on 

the  South  with  the  Lands  of  Peter  Grant  Jn"  Cireen  deceas"" 

c't  Thomas  Abbet  &c  John  M'incoU  Surv^ 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rccciv''  Aiiril  7.  1731 

Attest 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   89.  283 

Doceiiih'  ;•.  1(180  Measured  &  laid  out  unto  Nivan  Agnew 
lii.s  (iraiit  of  Sixty  Acres  of  Land  bearing  Date  De- 
Agnew  ^.enif  lo.  Kilii)  &  his  grant  of  Forty  Acres  of  Land 
bearing  Pate  Aju-il  Ki"'  ll!71  Three  Hundred  & 
Twenty  Pole  in  Length  South  South  East  &  Fifty  Pole  in 
Breadth  bounded  on'the  West  with  the  Ledge  of  Rocks  & 
on  the  North  with  Thomas  Abbits  Land  on  the  East  with 
( 'omons  &  on  tiie  South  with  John  Taylors  Land  Laid  out 
to  John  'i'aylor  by  s''  Nyvans  Order 

John  WiiieoU     Surveyer 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Origin'  Received  April  7.  1731 

Attest     Jos:  ^Nloody     Reg^ 

James  Mariner  aged  near  eighty  years  testifieth  and  saith 
that  he  lived  at  Falmouth  in  Casco  bay  about  Forty 
Mariner's    four  years  ago  and  that  he  very  well  knew  one  Rich- 
Tests       ivi-d   Pousland   who  had    a    house   &   lived   u))on   a 
Farm  or   Tract  of    land    fronting    the   fore  river 
&  lying    between   John    Ingersols  Farm  &  the  Narrow  of 
the  Neck   which  Tract    of  Land  was  peaceably  possessed  & 
enjoyed   by  s''  Pousland  till  he  was  driven  off  by  the  Indian 
enemy  the   Deponent  further  saith   that  s'l   Pouslands   land 
above  mentioned  was  bounded  on  the  Eastward  or  Northeast 
side  by  a  stony  Brook    or   Creek  s''  Brook    or  Creek  Run- 
ning np  a  Little  to  the  Westward  or  Northwest  of  a  small 
Tract  of  marsh  commonly  called  the  round  Marsh  adjoyning 
to  the  Narrow  of  the    Neck    above    mentioned    &    further 
saith  not      Boston  March    29.   1731  James  Marriner 

Suffolk  ss  Boston  March  29  1731  James  Marriner  appear- 
ing Made  Oath  to  the  truth  of  the  aliove  declaration  by  him 
subscribed  taken  in  jjcrpetuam  rci  memoriam 

Sam"  Cheeklcy     Ilabijah  Savage     Just  Peace. 
(Juf)rum 

A  true  ('oi)v  of  the  Original  ReC'  April  7.  1731 

Attest     Jos:   Moody     Reg' 

This    Indenture   made   this   Tenth    Day    of    March   Anno 

Domini  One  Thousand  seven    Hundred  &  Twenty 

Si)inney     Nine  Thirty  iSc  in  the  Third   Year  of  the   Keign  of 

To  our  Sovereign  I>ord  George  the  Second  over  tireat 

Dennet      Britain  &c  King  between  James  Spinney  of  Kittery 

in  th(^  County  of  York  within  his  Mnj'^i'  Province 

of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Cordwainer  on  y" 

One  Part  &  John  Dennett  of  the  same  Place  Yeoman  on  the 

other  Part  witnesseth  that  I  the  s''  James  Spinney  for  divers 

good  Causes   &  Consideration  nic  thereunto  moving  have 

Bpok  XIV  19 


284  Book  XVI,  Fol.  iin. 

given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed 
&  by  these  Presents  do  fully  freely  &  absolutely  give  grant 
bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  unto  liim  the  s''  John  Dennet 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  a  certain  Tract  or  Parcel  of 
Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  y'^  Townsliip  of  Kittery  afores'' 
containing  about  Nine  acres  be  it  more  or  less  butted  & 
bounded  as  followeth  Beginning  at  the  Eastern  End  next  to 
my  Brother  Jeremiah  Spinneys  Land  &  runs  by  Richard 
Rogers  Land  West  to  John  [90]DennetsLand  &  runs  by  s"* 
John  Dennetts  Land  as  the  Fence  now  is  South  upon  a  di- 
rect Course  to  Keens  Land  &  runs  by  s''  Keens  Land  P^ast 
to  s'*  Jeremiah  Spinneys  Land  &  runs  by  s^'  Jeremiah  S})in- 
neys  Land  North  to  s''  Rlcliard  Rogers  Land  where  we  took 
our  First  Station  w"''  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land  is  Part  of  a 
Tract  of  Land  w'=''  I  purchased  of  my  Father  Samuel  Sj)in- 
ney  as  b}'  a  Deed  under  his  Hand  &  Seal  liearing  Date  the 
26"'  Day  of  March  Anno  Domini  1723  Reference  thereunto 
being  had  more  at  large  may  appear  To  have  and  to  hold  the 
s*  granted  &]jargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Ai)purces  Priv- 
iledges  &  C\)nnnodities  to  tlie  same  belonging  or  in  any 
wise  appertaining  to  him  the  s'^  John  Dennet  liis  Heirs  & 
Assigns  for  ever  To  his  &  their  own  proper  Use  Benefit  & 
Behoof  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  James  Spinney  for  me  my 
Heirs  ExeC*  &  Admin'^'*  do  covenant  promise 
S^  I  ^  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  John  Dennet  his  Heirs 
s-  o-  2  ?  2^  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am 
s  S  ^  s-  the  true  sole  &  la\vful  owner  of  the  above  bar- 
""  gained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  pos- 

_  sesscd  of  the  same  in  my  own  j)roper  Right  as  a 

g      ^  S'  S-  good  pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inlieritance  in 
g     =  S"  g  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full 
g,     i^  I-  S    Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell 
'^      p  n   ^  convey    &    confirm    s''    bargained    Premisses  in 
5«     "S  S,  f  Planner  as  aboves''  And  that  the  s''  John  Dennet 
°2      o  r?  r",  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall    &  may  from  Time  to 
^  ^  "  Time  &  at  all  Times  forever  hereafter  by  Force 
^  "g        &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  &  peaceably 
I  fr        have  hold  use  occujiy  possess  iSc  enjoy  the  s''  de- 
—  "  ^       mised  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Apjiurces 
g"  "  5        free  &  clear  &  freely  &  clearly  acquitted  exon- 
O  g  £        crated  &  discharged  of  &''from  all  &  all  manner 
g  S  g-       of  former  &  other  Gifts  (irants  Bargains  Sales 
"So        Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dow- 
ries Judgments  Executions  Incumbrances  &  Ex- 
tents whatsoever  Furthermore    I  the  s''  James  Spinney  for 
my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  do  covenant  &  promise 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   90.  285 

at  &  upon  tlie  rcii«oiial)K'  Request  (&  at  tlie  proper  C\).st  & 
Charges  in  y"  Law)  of  the  s'^  John  Dennct  his  Heirs  Exec'' 
Admin"  or  Assigns  to  make  do  pform  &  execute  any  fur- 
ther or  other  lawful  &  peaceable  Act  or  Acts  Thing  or 
Things  Devise  or  Devises  in  the  Law  needful  or  recjuisite 
for  the  more  pfect  Assurance  Settling  &  sure  making  of  the 
Premisses  as  aboves''  Provided  nevertheless  &  it  is  the  true 
Litent  &  Meaning  of  Grantor  &  Grantee  in  these  Presents 
any  Tiling  herein  contained  to  the  Contrary  notwithstanding 
that  if  tile  abovenanied  James  Spinney  his  Heirs  Exec"  Ad- 
min" or  Assigns  shall  do  well  &  truly  pay  or  cause  to  be 
paid  unto  the  aboves''  John  Dennct  his  Ileirs  Exec"  Admin" 
or  Assigns  the  full  &  just  Sum  of  Forty  Eight  Pounds  Thir- 
teen Shillings  &  Two  Pence  in  good  lawful  Money  of 
the  afores''  Province  or  in  good  Pills  of  Credit  on  the  s'' 
Province  with  the  lawful  Interest  that  shall  arise  thereon 
at  upon  or  before  the  Tenth  Day  of  March  which  will  be  in 
the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  Thirty 
Two  Three  without  Fraud  or  farther  Delay  then  this  above- 
written  Deed  or  Obligation  i^o  every  Clause  &  Article  there- 
in contained  shall  be  null  void  &  of  none  Effect  or  else  shall 
abide  in  full  Force  Strength  &  Virtue  In  Witness  whereof  I 
have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Day  &  Year  first 
abovewritten  James  Spinney     (Seal) 

Signed  Scaled  and  dcliv(U'ed  in  Presence  of  Jeremiah 
Spinney  his  ^Nlark  X      Sarah  Hooper  her  Mark  -|- 

Province  of  New  Ilamps''  Portsm"  March  y«  18'"  1729/30 
James  Spinne}'  apj)eared  before  me  the  Subscriber  one  of 
bis  Maj'J'  Justices  of  the  Peace  for  the  Province  of  New 
Hamps"^  &  acknowledged  the  above  written  Instrument  to  be 
his  free  Act  &  Deed  John  Plaisted     Jus:  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec"  Fcb'^  l(i.  1730 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 


This  Indenture  made  the  Sixth  Day  of  Feb'^y  Anno  Domi- 
ni One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  Thir- 
Kice  ty  One  &  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  y"  Reign  of  our 

To  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  of  Great  Brit- 

Woodman  ;iin  &c  King — Between  Danicd  Rice  of  Kittery 
in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the 
Massachusetis  Bay  in  New  England  Cordwainer  on  the  One 
Part  &  John  Woodman  of  York  in  the  County  &  Province 
aff)res''  Husbandman  on  the  other  Part  witncsseth  that  the 
s''  Daniel  Rice  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Sixty 
&  Five  Pounds  in  irood  Bills  of  Credit  of  the  afores''  Prov- 


286  Book  XIV,  Fol.   90. 

incp  to  hiin  in  Iliind  Wfll  &  truly  paid  b}'  the  .s''  Joliii  Wood- 
man the  Kcceipt  whereof  he  doth  hereby  iieknowlediie  & 
himself  therewitli  fully  piiid  &  contented  hath  i;iven  granted 
bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these 
Presents  doth  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain 
sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  him  the  s''  John  Wood- 
man his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  certain  Messuages  or 
Tract  of  Land  with  One  Dwelling  House  thereon  situate  Ij'- 
ing  &  being  in  the  Township  of  Kittery  afores''  fronting  the 
River  of  Piscataqua  at  the  Place  called  Crooked  Land  where 
the  Ferry  is  now  kept  containing  b}'  P^stimation  One  (Quar- 
ter of  an  Acre  &  Eight  Kods  of  Land  be  it  more  or  less  But- 
ted &  bounded  on  y''  South  Westward  b}'  the  River  at  High 
Water  Mark  six  Poles  or  Rods  &  on  the  South  Eastward  by 
the  Higli  Way  running  from  high  Water  Mark  North  East- 
ward as  the  High  Wa^'  runs  Eight  Poles  or  Rods  the  North 
Eastward  Side  of  the  s''  Land  to  be  Six  Rods  or  Poles  in 
Length  &  the  North  Westward  Side  to  be  Eight  Poles  or 
Rods  in  Length  To  have  &  to  hold  the  s'' granted  &  bargain- 
ed Premisses  with  all  the  Appurees  Priviledges  &  Coinodi- 
ties  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  a))i)ertaining  to 
him  thc^s''  John  Woodman  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To 
his  &  their  own  })roper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  and 
the  s''  Daniel  Rice  for  himself  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"* 
doth  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  John  Wood- 
man his  Heirs  &  Assigns' that  before  "the  Ensealing  hereof 
he  is  the  true'sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bargained 
Premisses  &  is  fully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  liis 
own  proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  In- 
heritance in  Fee  simple  &  hath  in  himself  good  Right  full 
Power  &  lawfid  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  & 
confirm  s*  bargained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  afores'*  And 
that  the  s''  John  Woodman  his^IIeirs&  Assigns  shall  &  may 
from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  (juiet- 
ly  have  hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  & 
bargained  Premisses  with  the  Aj)purces  free  &  clear  &  free- 
ly &  clearly  aci|uitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  i!C:  from 
all  &  all  Manner  of  former  ct  other  Gift^  Grants  Barmiins 
Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries 
Judgments  Executions  Incumbrances  &  Extents — Further- 
more the  s''  Daniel  Rice  for  himself  his  Heirs  Exec"  Ad- 
min" doth  covenant  &  j)roinise  at  cVb  upon  the  reasonable 
Request  (&  at  the  proper  Cost  &  Charges  in  the  Law)  of 
the  s**  John  AVoodman  his  Heirs  &c  to  make  do  pform  it 
execute  any  further  or  other  lawful  &  reasonable   Act  or 


Book  XTV,  Fol.   91.  287 

Act.s  Thing  or  Things  Device  or  Devices  in  tlie  law  needful 
or  recjuisite  for  the  more  pfect  Assurance  Settling  &  Sure- 
making  of  the  Premisses  as  aforcs''  Provided  nevertheless  & 
it  is  the  true  Intent  &  Meaning  of  Grantor  &  Grantee  in 
these  Presents  any  Thing  herein  contained  to  the  Contrary 
notwithst;inding — That  if  the  abovenamed  Daniel  liice  his 
Heirs  Exec"  Admin''''  or  Assigns  do  well  it  truly  pav  or 
cause  to  be  paid  unto  the  abovenamed  .John  Woodtuan  his 
Heirs  ExeC™  Admin"'^  or  Assigns  the  full  &  just  Sum  of  Six- 
ty Five  Pounds  in  good  currant  Money  or  in  good  passable 
Bills  of  Credit  of  the  afores''  Province  at  upon  or  before  tlie 
sixth  Day  of  February  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thou- 
sand Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  Seven  Thirty  Eight  and  also 
yearly  &  every  year  on  the  Sixth  Day  of  February  pay  or 
cause  to  be  paid  the  lawful  Interest  of  the  s''  Sixty  Five 
Pounds  so  [91]  long  as  tiie  same  or  an}-  Part  of  it  shall  re- 
main unjiaid  Then  tliis  above  written  Deed  or  Obligation  & 
every  Clause  or  Article  therein  contained  shall  be  null  void 
&  of  none  Effect  or  else  shall  abide  in  full  Force  &  Virtue — 
Sealed  with  his  Seal  in  February  the  Day  &  Year  first  above- 
written  Daniel  Kiee  (Seal) 
Sign''  Seal''  &  Dcliv'  in  Presence  of  John  Newniarch  Sam' 

her 

Newmarch  Susanna  Newmarchx 

mark 

Prov  :  New  Hamps'  March  /)"'   IToO/l    Daniel   Bice  aj)- 
pearing  acknowledged  this  Instrument  to  be  his  Act  &  Deed 

Coram     Geo:  Jaffrey     J  :   Pac 
A  true  Coi)y  of  the  Original  Received  March  8.  1730 

Attest     .Jos :   Moodv     Itee'' 

o 


The  Deposition  of  Peter  Wittum  aged  aliout  Seventv 
Seven  Years  teslilicth  iVi,  sailh  that  Sixty  Years  ago 
Wittiiiii  or  upwards  He  lived  in  Kittery  iSc  lliat  then  Maj' 
'I'l'st  Joseph  Ilamond  ICscj'  Dec'  with  his  \Vif(^  Catharine 
were  in  Possession  (jf  that  Tract  of  Land  whereon 
M''  W'"  LeightoM  now  lives  &  lived  thereon  i!t  that  after- 
wards Cup'  John  Leighton  Dec''  Father  to  s''  A\'iliiam  lived 
on  &  improved  the  same  to  the  Day  of  his  Death  it  since 
the  s''  William  has  lived  on  &  im|)i'oved  the  same'  to  this 
Day  &  that  the  Deponent  never  heard  that  any  other  Person 
laid  Claim  to  the  same  Land  <!t  that  to  the  best  of  his  He- 
memhranee  the  Fence  stands  very  near  in  the  Place  that  it 
lias  stood  in  the  whole  Term  aboves'' 

York  ss  March  '.)"'  17:50  Then  Peter  \Vittum  abovenamed 
psonally  appeared  &  made  Oath   that  the  aJKJve  Depo.^itioli 


288  Book  XIV,  Fol.   91. 

is  the  Truth  the  wliole  Ti-uth  &  Nothing  but  the  Truth- 
Taken  in  ppetuam  Rci  Moiiioriain 

Coram  Sam'  Came  J  us  Quorum  Jos  :  Moody  Jus  :  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Kcceivi  March  9.  1730 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg-^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing— Know  ye  that  I  Edward  King  of  North  Yar- 
King  mouth  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the 
To  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Yeoman  for  iSc  in 
Tiiie  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Fifty  Three  Pounds  to 
me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  well  &  truly 
paid  by  .Jacob  True  of  the  same  Town  &  County  afores'' 
Yeoman  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  & 
my  self  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of 
every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  &  discharge 
him  the  s''  Jacob  True  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  for  ever 
by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  aliened 
conveyed  &  confirmed  &  b}^  these  Presents  do  freely  fully 
&  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell  alienc  convey  &  confirm 
unto  him  the  s''  Jacob  Ti-ue  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever 
One  whole  Share  of  the  undivided  Lands  in  the  Township 
of  North  Yarmouth  in  Casco  Bay  both  Upland  &  Meadow 
Marsh  &  Islands  which  Shai'e  is  the  Ninety  ninth  Share  in 
said  Town  which  Share  is  to  be  laid  out  to  the  aboves''  Jacob 
True  or  to  his  Heirs  or  Assigns  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s^' 
granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Privi- 
ledges  &  Coiuodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise 
appertaining  to  him  the  s"'  Jacob  True  or  his  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Be- 
hoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  Edward  King  for  me  my  Heirs 
ExeC^  &  Admin"''  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  &  with 
him  y^  Jacob  True  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  En- 
sealing hereof  I  am  the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the 
abovebargained  Premisses  &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possess- 
ed of  the  same  in  mine  own  proper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  & 
absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  &  have  in  my 
self  good  Right  full  Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bar- 
gain sell  convey  &  confirm  s'' bargained  in  i\lanneras  afores'' 
And  that  the  s''  Jacob  True  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  ma^- 
from  Tune  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  jieaceably  & 
quietly  have  hold  use  oceup3'  possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demis- 
ed &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Aiii)urces  free  c\c  clear  & 
freely  &  clearl}'  ac(]uitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   01.  289 

all  &  all  Manner  of  former  &  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains 
Sales  Leases  Mortgages  AVills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries 
Judsnients  Executions  or  Incunibmnces  of  what  Name  or 
Nature  soever  that  might  in  any  Measure  or  Degree  obstruct 
or  make  void  this  present  Deed — Furthermore  I  tlie  s''  Ed- 
ward King  do  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec™  &  Admin"  do 
covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premisses  to  him  the 
s''  Jacob  True  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims 
or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  wliat.soever  forever 
hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Presents.  In 
Witness  whereof  I  liave  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this 
Twentieth  Day  of  October  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  & 
Thirty  Edward  King      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered   in   Presence  of  Phineas  Jones 
\V^arren  Drinkwater 

York  ss/Novemb'  10"'  1780  Then  Edward  King  acknowl- 
edged the  aliove  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     Joshua  Mood}-     Just  Pac 

A  true  Cojjy  of  the  Original  Keceiv'  ^Nlarch  30.  1731 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Regf 

Falmouth  in  the  County  of  York  July  y"  4"'  1721.  Grant- 
ed &  laid  out  to  David  Gustin  One  Lot  of  Land 
Da<i  Uusten  containing  Thirty  Acres  lying  &  being  in  the 
Townshi})  of  Falmouth  it  being  the  Fifth  Lot  in 
Number  tnitting  on  tlie  River  called  Persumpscot  beginning 
at  a  white  Pine  Tree  &  so  Soutlieriy  to  a  great  Red  Oak 
fronting  s''  River  Thirty  Pole  or  Perch  &  running  back  into 
the  Woods  Eight  Score  Pole  or  Perch  West  North  West  till 
the  Thirty  Acres  be  compleated 

Benj-'  Larrid\v  Tiio  Thomes  John  Sawyer  Com"'''' 
The  within  written  Grant   iVc   Bounds  of  Land  entered  in 
y"  Town  Book  of  Falmouth 

p     Sam'  Cob     Town  Clerk 
A  true  Coi>y  of  the  Original  ReceiV  April  3.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 

Fiiniouth  in  the  County  of  York  July  y"  4"'  1721.  Grant- 
ed iSc  laid  out  to  Ebenezer  Gusten  One  Lot  of 
Kiiiii  (Uisti'ii  Land  contuining  Thirt}'  Acres  lying  &  being  in 
the  Township  of  Falmouth  on  the  Westerly 
Side  of  the  River  called  or  known  by  the  Name  of  Persuni- 
scot  River  it  lieing  the  Seventh  Lot  in  Number  Beginning  at 
a  small  Pitch  Pine  tSi  so  Southerly  Thirty  Pole  fi'onting  the 
River  ct  Eight  Score  Pole  or  Perch  back  into  the  Woods 
running  West  North  West  uutill  the  s'^  Thirty  Acres  of  Up- 


2^tO  Book  XIV,  Fol.   92. 

liuid  be  coinpleated 

Benj»  Larraby  Tlio:  Thomos  Daniel  Ingersoll  Com"™ 
The  within  written  (irant  &  Bounds   of  Land  cnteri'd  in 
the  Town  Boolv  of  Faliuoutli 

p  Sam'  Cob     Town  Cler 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  April  3''  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg' 

Falm"  May  11.  1727. 

[Granted  &]  laid  out  to  P]ben»'  Gusten  a  House  Lot  lying 

to  the  Eastward  of  John  Graves  the  West  Side 

Ebenr  Gusteu    beginning  at  a   Stake  &  so  running  Eight  Rod 

to  a  Stake  &  from  s''  Stake  Twenty  Rod  about 

North  West  iSi  by  North  to  a  Stake  &  thence  Eight  Rod  to  a 

Stake  &  thence  to  the  First  Stake   mentioned  s**  Lot  being 

an  acre 

Benj*  Larraby  Benj*  Ingersell  Benj^  Wright   Sam"  Col)b 
Com'"^'' 

The  within  written  Bounds  of  Land   entered  in  the  Town 
Book  of  Records  for  Falmouth  in  the  9P'  Page 

p     Sam'  Cobb     Town  Cler 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec''  April  3.  1731 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg'' 

Granted  &  laid  out  to  Randol  M'^Donald  a  Thirty  Acre  Lot 
of  Land  lying  &  being  in  the  Township  of  Fal- 
McDonaiil  mouth  &  is  bounded  as  followeth  viz  Beginning  at 
a  Hemlock  Tree  marked  &  thence  fronting  down 
[92]  Persumscot  River  to  a  Red  Oak  marked  Thirty  Rods 
&  thence  the  same  Breadth  Eight  Score  Rods  into  tlic  woods 
or  till  the  Thirty  Acres  be  made  up  West  North  West 

Benj*  Ingersell  Sam'  Procter  Sam'  Cobb  Coin"" 
Dated  at  Falmouth  March  y"  15"'  1727/8  laid  outadjoyn- 
ing  to  y  Gusten  Lot  by  the  Round  Cove — The  within  writ- 
ten Bounds  of  Land  entered    in   the   Town  Book  of  Records 
for  Falni"  in  y  li»!t  Page 

p     Sam'  Col)b     Town  Cler 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  April  3.  1731 

Attest     Jos  :    Moody     Reg"^ 

Laid  out  to  Elisabeth  Gusten  Widow  to  John  Gusten  Dec'' 

,      ,,     .         a  Thirtv  Acre  Lot  of  Land  Iviiiii'  i^  bcina-  in  the 
J  no  Glistens  -.         .  ,,   ,  .     •  ■  ,     '       11  11 

,,,.  ,  lownship  of  la  mouth   <.Vc    is  bounded  as  tolluw- 

eth  VIZ  It  being  the  Sixth   Ivot  in  .NnmlKT  bcgm- 

ninti'  at   a    Hemlock   Tree  marked  on    Four  Sides  ^M  thruce 

thirty  Rod  fronting  up  Persumscot   River    to  a  Poplar  Tree 


Book   XIV,   For..   !t2.  201 

marked  on  Four  Sides  &  thence  the  same  Wedth  Eight 
Score  Rods  the  same  Course  witii  the  other  Lots  or  till  tiie 
Thirt}'  Acres  be  made  up  Li-aviiig  a  higii  Wa^'  across  s''  Lot 
on  the  Banii  by  the  Water  Side 

Dated  at  Falm"  March   L5.    1727/S  Benj''  Larraby  Benj-^ 
Wright  Sam'  Cobli  Com"""" 

The  within  written  Bounds  of   Land  entered  in  tlie  Town 
Book  of  Records  for  Fahiioutii  in  the  lo!)'"  Page 

p     Sam'  Cobb     Town  Clerk 

A  true  Cop3'  of  the  Original  Rcceiv'  April  3.  17;31 

Attest     Jos   Moody     Uqs^" 

Granted  &  laid  out  to  Ebenez''  Gusten  a  certain  Tract  of 
Land  containing  Ten  Acres  lying  iSb  being  in 
Eber  Gusten  the  Towushiji  of  Falmouth  &  is  bounded  as  fol- 
hnveth  Beginning  at  a  Stake  &  thenc(^  fronting 
Twenty  Seven  Rods  to  a  AVhite  Oak  tree  marked  on  Four 
Sides  adjoyning  on  Benj''  Larrab3''.s  Jun"^  Lot  [South  West 
&  by  South]  &"  thence  the  same  ^^^•dth  North  West  &  In- 
North  into  the  ^\'oods  till  the  Ten  Acres  be  made  u])  Dated 
at  Falmouth  Decemb'  y"  3''  1728 

Sam'  Cobb  Benj''  Larraby  Bcnj-'  Ligersell  Com"'"'' 
The  above  Bounds  of  Land  entered  in  the  Town  Book  of 
Records  for  Falm"  in  Book  tiie  Second  Page  (> 

p     Sam'  Cobb     Town  Clerk 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec'  Ajml  3  1731 

Attest     ,fos  :  ]Moody     Reg'' 


This    Lidenturc    made    the    18"'  Day    of   December    One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Nine  & 
McCauslaml  i,,   the   4'"  Year    of  his   :\Iaj'>='  Reign   George 

To  King  of  Great  Britain   France  i*c  L'eland  De- 

Huston  ft'iider  of  the  Faith  between  James  iVLCaus- 

iand  of  Falm'"  in  the  Count}'  of  [York]  & 
Province  of  the  Massachus(;tts  in  New  England  of  tiie  One 
Part  &  W'"  Huston  .)un''  of  y  same  Town  iVi  C()unt\' afores' 
of  the  other  Part  witnesseth  that  the  s''  , lames  M'Causland 
for  himself  his  Heirs  Exec"''  Admin"*  >.^  Assigns  hath  &  by 
these  Presents  doth  for  divers  good  Causes  &  Considera- 
tions him  thereunto  moving  &  more  especially  for  the  Sum 
of  Fifty  Five  Pounds  New  England  Money  do  hei'ebv  bar- 
gain covcMiant  aliene  make  over  scdl  c*i  eonlirni  One  MoietA' 
or  Half  of  hij  Town  Right  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in 
the  Town  of  Falmouth  afores''  unto  the  afores''  W'"  Huston 
his   Heirs  Exec"  Adniin"  or  A.ssioiis  for  ever  And   the  s'' 


292  Book  XIV,   F<il.   ;)2. 

James  M'=Causland  do  further  acknowledge  the  s''  Sum  of 
Fifty  Five  Pounds  to  be  full  Payment  &  Satisfaction  for  the 
s'l  Land  unto  him  or  an}-  of  his  afores''  or  to  any  other  Per- 
son or  Persons  whatsoever  claiming  by  or  under  Him — In 
Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  thi' 
Day  &  Year  first  above  written  &c  Mem"  That  the  word 
[York]  between  the  3''  &  4"'  Line  was  interlined  before 
pfeetins  James  IM'Causland      (Seal) 

It  is  further  jirovided  before  pfecting  that  the  SO'i'  Acre 
Lott  &  all  other  Lots  belonging  to  the  s''  Town  Right  &  all 
other  Improvements  now  on  the  s'l  Land  to  be  e(iually  divid- 
ed according  to  both  Parties  Satisfaction 

Mary  M'^^Causland     (siai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  John  Huston 
Samuel  Elder  Mary  Gilkey 

York  ss/Falm°  Jan'>  1"'  1729  James  M'Causland  appear- 
ed &  acknowledged  this  above  written  Instrument  or  deed  of 
Sale  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor     John  Gray     Just  Pacis 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReceiV  April  3.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  James  Brickell  of  Fal- 

Brickeli  mouth  in  tile  County  of  York  in  his  Majes- 

To  ty's  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in 

Huston  it  Elder  New  England  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the 
Sum  of  Sixty  Five  Pounds  of  currant  Mon- 
ey of  New  England  to  me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing 
hereof  well  &  truly  paid  by  W"  Huston  &  Samuel  Elder  of 
Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  in  his  Maj'>^  Province 
afores''  the  Rcceii)t  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my 
self  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented  &  thereof  &  of 
every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  acquit  c^  discharge 
them  the  s''  W"  Huston  Samuel  Elder  their  Heirs  Exec''^  & 
Admin"  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  granted  bar- 
gained sold  aliened"  conveyed  &  confirmed  &  I13'  these  Pres- 
ents do  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  them  the  s''  AV"  Huston  cVb 
Samuel  Elder  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  forever  One  Messuage 
or  Tract  of  Land  lying  &  b^ing  in  the  Town  of  Falmouth  i<: 
is  bounded  as  followeth  Beginning  at  a  Hemlock  Tree  mark- 
ed &  thence  fronting  Persumscot  River  to  a  Red  Gak  mark- 
ed Thirty  Rod  &  thence  the  same  Wedth  Eight  Score  Rod 
into  the  Woods  or  till  the  Thirty  Acres  be  made  up  West 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   !»2.  293 

North  West  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  granted  &  bargained 
Premisses  with  all  the  Appurccs  Priviledgcs  &  C'onioditics 
to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to  them 
the  s''  William  Huston  &  Samuel  Elder  their  Heirs  &  As- 
signs for  ever  To  them  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  & 
Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  the  s*"  James  Brickell  for  me  my 
Heirs  Exec™  &  Adinin"  do  covenant  promise  &  grant  to  & 
with  them  ye' s'l  W"  Huston  &  Samuel  Elder  their  Heirs  & 
Assigns  that  before  the  Ensi-aling  hereof  I  am  thi^  true  sole 
&  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bargained  Premisses  &  am  law- 
fully seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  my  own  proper 
Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance"  in 
Fee  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good  Right  full  Power  &  law- 
ful Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  &  confirm  s''  bar- 
gained in  manner  as  af ores''  And  that  the  s''  ^\''"  Huston  vSi 
Samuel  Elder  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  may  from  Time 
to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  t-ver  hereafter  by  Force  &  Vir- 
tue of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceabh"  &  (juictly  have  hold 
use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s*  demised  &  bargained 
Premisses  with  the  Appurccs  free  &  clear  &  freely  and  clear- 
ly ac(]uitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  & 
Manner  of  former  or  other  ( iifts  (irants  Bargains  Sales  Leases 
Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Jointures  Dowries  ,Iudgments  Ex- 
ecutions or  Incumbrances  of  what  Name  or  Nature  soever 
that  might  in  any  jNIcasure  or  Degree  obstruct  or  make  void 
this  present  Deed — Furthermore  I  the  s''  James  BricUell  for 
my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  iSi:  Admin™  do  covenant  &  engage 
the  above  demised  Premisses  to  them  the  s'>  W'"  Huston  & 
Samuel  Elder  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful 
Claims  or  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever 
for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  and  defend  b}'  these 
Presents  In  Witness  whereof  I  have  set  my  Hand  &  Seal 
the  Twenty  Ninth  of  August  &  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One 
Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Twenty  Nine  &  in  the  Third 
Year  of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  G(H)rge  the  Sec- 
ond b}-  the  (irace  of  (iod  King  of  Great  P.ritain  France  it 
Ireland  &c  James  Brickell      (soai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv'  in  Presence  of  us  Robert  Elder 
John  Haskett  The  Mark  of  X  Jn"  Clark 

Yorkss/Falm"  Decemb'  31.  172'.l  James  P)rickell  appeared 
vSi  acknowledged  this  above  Instrument  or  Deed  of  Sale  to 
be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Cor  me     John  Gray     Jus  :  PaC 

A  true  Copy  of  the  (higinal  Ree''  April  8.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moodv     Reji' 


294  Book  XIV,   Fol.   '.):',. 

To  all   Christian    People    to    whom    these   Presents  shall 

eoiue  Joiin   Beleiier  of  Kitterv   in    tiic>   County  of 

Belcher       York  witiiin  ills  Maj's"  Province  of  tlie  Massachu- 

To  setts    [93]    Pay    in    New    EMuiand    .lo^ner  sends 

Frost  Greeting  Know  yc  that  the  s''  John  Belcher  for  & 
in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  One  Hundred 
Pounds  currant  Money  of  New  England  to  liim  in  Hand 
paid  before  the  Ensealing  &  and  Delivery  of  these  Presents 
by  Charles  Frost  of  Kittery  af ores''  (ientleman  the  Ileceipt 
whereof  to  full  Content  &  Satisfaction  He  the  s''  John  Bel- 
cher doth  by  these  Presents  acknowledge  &  there  of  &  of 
every  Part  thereof  for  himself  his  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin" 
doth  acquit  exonerate  &  discharge  the  s"'  Charles  Frost  his 
Heirs  Exec'^  &  Assigns  ever}-  of  them  for  ever  by  these 
Presents  &  for  divers  other  good  Causes  &  Considerations 
him  hereunto  moving  he  the  s''  John  Belcher  hath  given 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  conveyed  iSb  con- 
firmed &  by  these  Presents  doth  fully  freely  clearh'  &  abso- 
lutely give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  enfeoff  convey  &  con- 
firm unto  him  the  s''  Charles  Frost  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  all  his  Part  Portion  or  Proportion  Right  Title  and  in- 
terest of  in  or  unto  the  Estate  given  him  by  his  Father 
Josiah  Belcher  late  of  Boston  in  the  County  of  Suffolk  in 
the  Province  afores''  Doc''  b}'  his  last  Will  &  Testament 
bearing  Date  y**  Third  Day  of  April  l(J82/3  whether  it  lie 
Houses  Lands  or  moveable  Goods  or  any  Estate  whatsoever 
&  also  a  Grant  of  Land  granted  to  him  by  the  Town  of  Kit- 
tery afores''  at  a  legal  Town  ^Meeting  held  at  s''  Kittery  May 
the  10"'  1703  of  Twenty  Five  Acres  and  also  all  his  Money 
Tools  or  an}'  other  Estate  whatsoever  whether  Real  or  Per- 
sonal which  is  now  his  or  which  of  Right  doth  or  may  ap- 
pci'tain  or  belong  to  him  hereafter  with  all  the  Privilcdges 
&  Appurces  thereunto  belonging  Together  with  all  such 
Rights  LilH'rties  Immunities  Profits  Profits  Privilcdges  CoiTi- 
odities  Emoluments  c*t  Ajipurees  as  in  any  Kind  appertain 
thereunto  with  the  Reversions  &  Remainders  thereof  &  all 
the  Estate  Right  Title  Interest  Inheritance  Property  Posses- 
sion Claim  and  Demand  whatsoever  of  him  the  s''  John  Bel- 
cher of  in  i!v:  to  the  same  &  every  Part  thereof  To  have  and 
to  hold  all  the  abovegranted  Premisses  with  all  &  singular 
the  Appurces  thereof  unto  the  s''  Charles  Frost  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  To  his  &  their  own  sole  ct  proper  Use  Benefit  I'c 
Behoofe  from  henceforth  &  for  ever  &  that  it  shall  iVi  may 
be  lawful  to  &  for  the  s''  Charles  Frost  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
the  afores''  Premisses  from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times 
hei'eafter  to  have  hold  use   possess  &  enjo}'  lawfully  peace- 


Book    XIV,   Foi,.    <);^.  295 

ably  iind  t|ui('tly  witliout  ;iiiy  Let  Iliiidraiici'  Mok'><tiiti()n  or 
disturliiinci'  of  or  by  him  or  aii}'  other  Person  or  Pci'soiis 
from  l)y  or  und(>r  him  ortlicm  or  by  his  Procurciiiciit  it  that 
tlie  sale  hereof  airainst  himself  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  or 
Assigns  he  will  for  ever  save  harmless  warrant  it  defend 
against  the  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of  all  &  every  Person 
or  Persons  whomsoever  &  at  an}'  Time  or  Times  hereafter 
on  demand  to  give  &  pass  sueh  further  &  ample  Assurance  & 
Confirmation  of  the  Pi'cniisscs  unto  the  s''  Charles  Frost  his 
Heirs  ct  Assigns  for  ever  as  in  Law  or  E(|uity  can  be  reason- 
ably divided  advised  (tr  required  In  AVitness  whereof  the  s'' 
John  Belcher  hath  hereunto  set  his  Hand  it  Seal  the  Fifteentii 
Day  of  April  in  the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand 
Seven  Hundred  it  Twenty  Fight  it  in  the  First  Year  of  the 
Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  King  of 
Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland  Defender  of  the  Faith  ttc 

John  Belcher      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  it  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  Ciiristopher 
Ilockins  his  Mark  X  Martha  Bradcen  her  Mark  X  John 
Dennet  Juni^ 

York  ss/May  y"  7"'  172.S  The  abovenamed  John  P)elcher 
ap|)eai'ed  before  me  the  Suliscriber  One  of  his  ]Maj'>»  Justices 
of  tile  Peace  for  y^'  County  of  York  it  acknowledged  the 
above  written  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

Sam'  Came 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv'  April  5,  17ol 

Attest     Jos  :  bloody     Reg"' 


Granted  &  laid  out  to  Sanuiel  Stone  a  House  Lot  Iving 
and  being  in  the  ^J'owu  ship  of  Falmouth  it  is  bound- 
Stone  (,{J  as  foUovvcth  being  the  Second  Lot  up  the  River 
from  Picks  Lot  Beginning  at  a  Stake  with  Stones 
aliout  it  it  from  s''  Stake  fronting  the  Higii  Way  that  goes 
by  the  Water  Side  Fight  Rod  to  a  Stake  with  a  Heap  of 
Stones  and  thence  Twenty  Rod  back  or  till  the  Aero  be 
made  up  &  the  s''  Stone  to  build  on  s''  Lot  in  Twelve 
Months  after  thv  Date  heref)f  &  not  to  sell  or  dispose  of  s'' 
Lot  in  Seven  Years  ensuing  it  to  comply  with  the  former 
Votes  of  the  Town  said  Lot  to  run  the  same  Course  with 
the  other  Lots  lying  in  the  same  Range — Dated  at  Falm° 
Sept  y"  1  1727  Ben'j^^  Larraby  Benj"  Wright  Benj''  Ingersel 
Siun'  Cobb  Com"*''' 

Tile  within  written  Bounds  of   Lund  entered  in  tiie  Town 
Book  of  Records  for  Falnioutii  in  the  101  Page 

p     Sam'  Cobb     Town  Clerk 


296  Book  XIV,  Foi-.   Pa. 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Origin'  Rec"  April  5.  1731 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"^ 

Granted  &  laid  out  to  Samuel  Stone  a  certain  Tract  of 
Land  containing  Thirty  Acres  lying  &  being  in  the 
Stone  Townshii)  of  Fahnouth  &  is  bounded  as  followeth  it 
being  the  Fifth  Lot  in  Number  Beginning  at  a  Birch 
Tree  marked  4  :5.  &  thence  fronting  Thirty  Rod  up  Persum- 
scot  River  to  a  Red  Oak  Tree  marked  5  :().  &  thence  East 
South  East  the  same  Width  back  into  tlie  Woods  till  the 
Tiiirty  Acres  be  eomi)leated — 

Sam'  Co])b  Sam'  Procter  Benj''  Ingersell  C'onmiittee 
Dated  at  Falni"  March  y"  23  1727/8 

The  within  MTitten  Bounds  of  Land  entered  in  the  Town 
Book  of  Records  for  Falmouth  in  the  1(55  Page 

p     Sam'  Cobb     Town  Cier 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv''  April  5.  1731. 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg^ 

Granted  &  laid  out  to  Sanuiel  Stone  a  certain  Tract  of 
Land  containing  Three  Acres  lying  &  being  in  the 
Stone  Township  of  Falmouth  &  is  bounded  as  followeth  Be- 
ginning at  the  South  West  Corner  of  John  Millett  & 
so  fronting  the  Country  Road  Eight  Rod  to  a  black  Oak 
Stump  marked  on  Four  Sides  it  being  the  First  Lot  in  Num- 
ber from  John  ]\Iilletts  &  thence  running  North  West  &  by 
North  the  same  Width  till  the  Three  Acres  be  conipleated — 
Dated  at  Falm"  March  y^'  25'"  172S 

Benj"  Larraby  Bcnj^'  Ingersell  Sam'  Procter  Bcnj*  Wright 
Sam'  Cobb     Com"'^* 

The  within  written  Bounds  t)f  Land  entered  in  the  Town 
Book  of  Records  for  Falm"  in  the  145  &  14()  Pages 

p     Sam'  Cobb     Town  Clerk 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rec''  Ajn-il  5,  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg-- 

Granted  &  laid  out  to  Sanuiel  Stone  a  certain  Tract  of 
Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the  Townsiiip  of  Fal- 
Stoiie  mouth  containing  Ten  Acres  &  is  bounded  as  followeth 
Beginning  at  a  White  Burch  Tree  adjoyning  to  Dea- 
con Sam'  Cobbs  Ten  Acre  Lot  on  the  South  Side  of  Long 
Creek  &  so  fronting  s''  Creek  2(i  Rods  to  a  White  Pine  Tree 
adjoyning  to  John  Coys  Thirty  Acre  Lot  marked  3:4:  al- 
lowing alligh  Way  &  so  running  the  same  Breadth  South 
62  Rods  to  None  such  Creek  Dated  at  Falmouth  July  the 
29"'  1729 


Book  XIV,   For,.   !t4.  297 

Benj*  Larraby  Bcnj^  Ingei'SL^ll  Samuel  Proctour  Joshua 
AVoodbcry     Com""^" 

The  within  written  Bounds  of  Land  entered  in  tiie  Town 
Book  of  Records  forFuhuoutii  in  tiic  Seeond  Book  Pajj;e  107 

J)     Sam'  Cobb     Town  CMer 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  KeceiV  April  5,  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg'' 

The   Deposition   of  Philiji  Gannnon  aged  about   Seventy 

( )ne  Years  te.stifieth  &  saith  that  he  lived  at  Cape 

( Jammon's      Elizabetii  alias  Elzabeth  at  y"  East  ward  [94]  near 

Test  Caseo  Bay   in   the  Town   of  Falmouth  &  fished 

there  several  Years  &  that  lie  well  remembers 
the  Bounds  of  the  s*  Cape  viz  That  the  Western  Bounds 
began  at  a  Brook  running  out  of  a  Marish  into  the  Sea  at 
the  Western  End  of  the  Long  Sand  &  runneth  over  the 
s''  Marish  on  a  strait  Line  to  Job  Reynolds  Chimney  &  so 
up  over  the  Upland  &  that  Robert  Elliot  Esif  for  above 
Forty  Years  ago  possessed  &  improved  the  same  by  Fencing 
&  clearing  of  Land  &  had  several  Houses  built  on  it,  with 
Tenants  iSi  Live  Stock  Philij)  Gammon  his  ^lark      X 

Province  of  New  Hamps-^  Portsm"  March  17"'  1730/31 
Then  the  abovenamcd  Philip  Gannnon  made  Oath  to  the 
Truth  of  the  foregoing  Deposition  Taken  in  perpetuam  Rei 
Menioriam 

Cor  Josh :  Pi'irce  John  Penhallow  Just  P'*  Quorum 
Unus 

A  true  Cojjy  of  y"^^  Orig'  Rec'  under  Seal  April  5.  1731. 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg' 

Tlie  Deposition  of  Joim  Ham  aged  about  Seventy  Y'^ears 
testifieth  &  saith  that  he  lived  on  Cape  Elzabeth 
Ham's  Test  alias  Cape  Elizabeth  at  y  Eastward  near  Casco 
Bav  in  the  Town  of  Falmouth  &  acted  as  a  Shore- 
man &  a  Fisherman  several  Years  iSc  that  he  well  remembers 
Bounds  of  the  Cape  viz'  that  the  Western  Bounds  began  at 
a  Brook  running  out  of  a  Marish  into  the  Sea  at  the  West- 
ern End  of  the  Lonii  Land  &  runneth  over  s"'  Marish  on  a 
strait  Line  by  Job  Reynolds  chinmey,  &  so  up  over  the  I'p- 
land  &  that  Robert  pyiliot  Esij'  more  than  Forty  Years  ago 
])oss(^ssed  &  improved  the  same  by  Fencing  &  clearing  of 
Land  &  had  several  Houses  built  on  it  &  had  Tenants  in 
them  &  Live  stock  on  s''  Places  John  Ham 

Province  of  New    Hami)s''    Portsm°    March    17    1730/31 
Then  the  abovenamcd  John  Ham  made  Oath  to  the  Truth  of 
the  foregoing  Deposition — Taken  in  pertuam  Rei  Memoriam 
Cor     Josh  :  Pcirce        )  Jus  :  P*^"" 

John  Penhallow  (  (,)u<)r  I'ruis 


298  Book  XIV,  Fol.   fi4. 

A  true  Copy  of  y''  Orig'  Rewiv'  uncli'i-  Sual  April  .">  1731 

Attc'tst     Jos :  Moody     Rt'g' 


To  all  ('hristian  People  to  whom  this  present  Writing  in- 
dented .shall   eome   'I'lie    Counsoll   for  the 
Plimouth  Counsel        Affairs  of  New  England  in  America  sends 
T"  Greeting  in  our    Lord  God  Everlasting 

Lewis  &  Bonytlmii  Whereas  King  James  of  famous  Memory 
late  King  of  England  Scotland  France  & 
Ireland  by  his  Highness  Letters  Patents  i!c  lioyal  Grant  un- 
der the  Great  Seal  of  England  bearing  Date  the  Third  Day 
of  Xovcniber  in  the  Eighteenth  Year  of  his  Reign  of  Eng- 
land France  it  Irt'land  itc  for  the  Causes  therein  exj)ressed 
did  absolutely  <>ivc  ijrant  &  confirm  unto  the  said  Counsell 
for  the  Affairs  of  Xew  England  in  America  &  their  Success- 
ors for  ever  All  the  Land  of  New  England  lying  &  being 
from  Forty  to  Forty  Eight  Degrees  of  Northerly  Latitude 
&  in  Length  by  all  that  Breadth  afores''  from  Sea  to  Sea 
throughout  the  main  Land  Together  with  all  the  Woods 
Waters  Rivers  Soyles  Havens  Harbors  Islands  &  other  Com- 
odities  whatsoever  thei'eunto  Iselonging  with  divers  other 
Priviledges  Prcheminences  Profits  &  Ijiberties  by  Sea  & 
Land  as  by  the  s''  Letters  Patents  (amongst  other  Things 
contained  whereunto  due  Relation  being  had)  more  at  Large 
it  doth  &  may  appear  Now  know  ye  that  the  s"*  Counsel  for 
the  Affairs  of  New  England  in  America  as  well  for  &  in 
Consideration  that  Thomas  Lewis  Gent  hath  already  been  at 
the  charge  to  transport  himself  &  others  to  take  a  view  of 
New  England  in  America  afores'*  for  the  Bettering  of  his 
P^xperiiMice  in  Advancing  a  Plantation  &  doth  now  wholly 
intend  by  Gods  Assistance  with  his  Associates  toi)lant  there 
both  for  the  good  of  his  jNIajesty's  Realms  &  Dominions  & 
for  y'^  Propagation  of  Christian  Religion  amongst  those  In- 
fidels &  in  Consideration  also  that  the  s''  Thomas  Lewis  to- 
gether with  Cap'  Richard  Bonython  ct  also  with  their  Asso- 
ciates &  Compaii}'  have  undertaken  at  their  own  jiroper 
Costs  &  Charges  to  transport  Fifty  Persons  thither  within 
Seven  Years  next  ensuing  to  plant  &  inhabit  there  to  the  ad- 
vancement of  the  general  Plantation  of  that  Country  &  the 
Stren;:;th  &  Siifety  thereof  amongst  the  Natives  or  any  other 
Invaders  Also  for  the  Kncouragement  of  the  s''  Thomas 
Lewis  and  Cap'  Richard  Bonython  &  other  their  Associates 
&  Assigns  and  other  good  Causes  &  Considerations  the  s'' 
Counsell  thiH'euuto  moving  hive  given  granted  enfeoffed  & 
confirraad  &  by  this  thoir   prusoat  Writing  do  fully  clearly 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   04.  299 

&  iil)s()latcly  give  gnint  oiiffofff  &  confirm  unto  the  s'' 
Tlionnis  Lewis  &  (.'apt  Kichard  Bon jtliorn  their  lleii's&  As- 
signs forever  All  that  Part  of  the  Main  Land  in  New  Eng- 
land in  Aiiieriea  afoi'cs''  comonly  called  or  known  by  y" 
Name  of  Swackadock  or  by  whatsoever  other  Name  or  Names 
the  same  is  or  siiall  be  liereafter  called  or  known  by  situate 
l\ing  iSb  being  between  the  Cape  or  Bay  coiTionly  called  Cape 
Elizabeth  &  the  Cape  or  Bay  coiTionly  called  Cape  Porpus 
contuining  in  Breadth  from  Is'orth  East  to  South  West  along 
by  the  Sea  Four  Miles  in  a  straight  Line  accounting  Seven- 
teen Hundred  i^  Three  Score  Yards  (according  to  the  Stan- 
dart  of  England)  to  every  Mile  it  Eight  Englisii  Miles  upon 
y"  Main  Land  on  the  North  Side  of  the  River  Swackadock 
after  the  same  Rate  frotu  the  Sea  through  all  the  Breadtli 
afores'' — Togetlier  witli  all  the  Shores  Creeks  Bays  Harbors 
(t  Coasts  alongst  the  Sea  w"'in  the  Limits  &  Bounds  afores'' 
— with  the  Woods  &  Islands  next  adjo3'ning  to  the  s''  Lands 
not  being  already  granted  by  the  s"*  Counsell  unto  any  other 
Person  or  Persons  Together  also  with  all  the  Lands  Rivers 
Mines  Minerals  of  what  Kind  or  Nature  soever  Woods  (Quar- 
ries Marshes  \\'aters  Lakes  Fisiiings  Huntings  Hawkings 
Fowlini^s  Comodities  Emoluments  &  Hereditaments  whatso- 
ever  with  all  &  singular  their  &  every  of  their  Appurccs  in 
or  within  the  Limits  or  Bounds  afores''  or  to  the  s*  Land  ly- 
ing within  the  same  limits  or  Bounds  belonging  or  in  any 
wise  appertaining  To  have  and  to  hold  all  it  singular  the 
s''  Lands  &  Premisses  with  all  &  singular  the  Woods  (Quar- 
ries Marshes  Waters  Rivers  Lakes  Fishings  Fowlings  Ilawk- 
injis  IIuntini]:s  Mines  Minerals  of  what  Kind  or  Nature  so- 
ever  Priviledges  Rights  Jurisdictions  Liberties  Royalties  & 
all  other  Profits  Comodities  Emoluments  &  Hereditaments 
whatsoever  before  in  &  by  these  Presents  given  and  granted 
or  herein  meant  mentioned  or  intended  to  be  hereb}'  given 
or  granted  with  their  &  every  of  their  x\ppurccs  &  (^very 
Part  &  Parcel  thereof  (except  before  excepted)  unto  the  s* 
Thomas  Lewis  &  Cap'  Richard  Bonython  their  Heirs  Asso- 
ciates &  Assigns  for  ever  [To  the  only  j)roper  Use  of  y"  s** 
Thomas  Lewis  &  Cap'  Richard  Bonythorn  their  Heirs  Asso- 
ciates &  iVssigns  for  ever]  Yielding  &  paying  unto  our  Sov- 
ereign Lord  the  King  one  Fifth  Part  of  Gold  &  Silver  Oar 
&  another  Fifth  Part  to  y^  Counsell  afores"  &  their  Successors 
To  l)e  liolden  of  the  said  Counsell  &  their  Successors  by  the 
Rent  hereafter  in  these  Presents  Reserved  Yielding  &  paying 
therefore  Yearly  forever  unto  the  s''  Counsell  their  Success- 
oi's  &  Assigns  for  every  Hundred  Acres  of  the  s''  Land  in 
use  Twelve  Pence  of  lawful    Moncj'  of  England    into  the 

Book  XIV  zo 


300  Book    XTV,  Fol.  95. 

Hands  of  the  Rent  gatherers  (for  y"  Time  being  of  the  s"* 
Coaiisell  their  Heirs  or  Successors  for  ail  Service  whatso- 
ever And  tlic  said  Counsel!  for  the  Affairs  of  New  England 
in  America  afores''  do  by  these  Presents  nominate  dci>ute 
authorize  aiipointtt  in  their  PlaceVt  Stead  put  William  Black- 
sone  of  New  England  afores''  Clerk  William  Jeffries  &  Ed- 
ward Hilton  of  the  same  Gentleman  &  either  or  any  of  them 
joyntly  or  severally  to  be  their  true  &  lawful  Attorney  or 
Attorneys  &  in  their  Name  &  Stead  to  enter  into  the  s^"  Part 
or  Portion  of  Land  &,  other  the  Premisses  with  the  Appurces 
by  these  Presents  given  &  granted  or  into  some  Part  there- 
of in  the  Name  of  the  whole  &  peaceable  &  (]uiet  Possession 
&  Seizen  thereof  for  them  to  take  &  the  same  so  had  &  tak- 
en in  their  Name  &  Stead  to  deliver  Possession  &  Seizin 
thereof  unto  y*"  [95]  said  Thomas  Lewis  &  Cap'  Richard 
Bonython  their  Heirs  Associates  &  Assigns  according  to  the 
tenure  Form  &  Effect  of  these  Presents  Ratifying  confirm- 
ing &  allowing  all  &  whatsoever  the  s''  Attorney  or  Attor- 
neys or  either  of  y"  shall  do  in  or  about  the  Premisses  by 
Virtue  hereof  In  Witness  whereof  the  s"'  Counsell  for  the 
Affairs  of  New  England  afores''  have  hereunto  caused  their 
Comon  Seal  to  be  put  Yeoven  the  Twelfth  Day  of  February 
Anno  Domini  lli29  &  in  the  Fifth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our 
Sovereign  Lord  Charles  by  the  Grace  of  God  King  of  Eng- 
land Scotland  France  &  Ireland  Defender  of  the  Faith  &e 

C     Seal     ^ 

R  Warwick  w""^     Ed  :  Gorges 

^,     ing        ;  '^ 

June  28''"  1631  Possession  Livery  &  Seizen  given  &  de- 
livered by  the  within  named  Edward  Hilton  Gen  One  of  the 
Commiss'*  nominated  by  the  Lords  of  the  Counsell  for  the 
Affairs  of  New  England  unto  the  within  named  Thomas 
Lewis  Gen  in  the  Pr'esence  &  Sight  of  the  Persons  under- 
named 

Tho  :  Wiggin  James  Parker  Henry  Watts  George  Vaughan 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  ReC'  April  5.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moodv     Reg' 


^a 


Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  whereas  James  Gib- 
bons of  Sacoe  hath  sold  a  Tract  of  Land  being 
Blakcman       upon  Saco  River  that  the  Condition  of  the  Sale 
To  i.s  such  as  foUoweth  viz  that  He  the  s*  Gibbons 

Gibbons  for  himself  &  his  Heirs  doth  reserve  Liberty  of 
Herbage  &  Timber  for  himself  &  Heirs  their 
Use  And  in  ConsMeration  hereof  he  the  s''  Gibbons  doth 
covenant  to  &  with  any  such  Persons  as  shall  remove  them- 
selves &  settle  upon  the  s"*  Tract  of  Land  to  allow  them  & 


Book   XIV,  Fol.  05.  301 

tlicir  Heirs  free  Comonago  for  Herbage  &  Timber  upon  that 
uppcriiiost  Division  lying  on  the  North  East  of  the  Patent 
1  Witness  we  liave  interchangeably  set  to  oui'  Hands  this 
13'"  of  December  1683  "  Benj^  Blakcman 

Teste  the  Mark  of  John  Sharpe  -\-  Hubertus  Matton 
A  true  Copio  of  the  Original  RcC'  April  5.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  Come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  1  John  Bolter  of  Falmouth  in  the 
Uolter  County  of  York  within  his  Majesty's  Province  of  the 
'1'"  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  Husbandman  for 
Staret  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Sixty  Pounds  to 
me  in  Hand  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof 
well  t^  truly  paid  by  James  Starret  of  the  afores''  Place  in 
New  England  Weaver  the  Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  ac- 
knowledge &  myself  therewith  fully  satisfied  &  contented 
iSc  thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  exonerate  ac- 
(|uit  &  discharge  the  s''  James  Staret  his  Heirs  Exec"  Ad- 
mi  n"^'  &  Assigns  for  ever  by  these  Presents  have  given  grants 
ed  bargained  sold  aliened  conveyed  &  forever  confirmed  & 
by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  clearly  &  absolutely  give 
grant  bargain  sell  aliene  convey  &  confirm  unto  Him  the  s* 
.Fames  Staret  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  One  Certain  Par- 
cel of  Land  containing  Sixty  Acres  situate  lying  &  being  at 
Purpudack  in  the  Town  of  Falmouth  in  the  County  of  York 
afores'*  beins  butted  &  bounded  as  followeth  viz  Beginning 


at  the  North  Side  of  J(jhn  Robinson's  Home  Lott  at  the 
Cove  formerly  known  by  the  Name  of  Pond  Cove  at  the 
Brooks  ^louth  at  the  Sea  at  High  Water  Mark  &  running 
hack  West  as  the  Current  of  the  Brook  runs  One  Hundred 
&  Sixty  Rods  &  running  from  the  afores*  Brooks  Mouth 
North  Sixty  Rods  tt  to  carry  that  same  Breadth  of  Sixty 
Rods  back  into  the  Lands  West  One  Hundred  &  Sixty  Rods 
taking  in  a  proportional  Part  of  the  c^lear  Marsh  that  lies 
near  the  same  Land  such  a  Proportion  of  Marsh  as  will  be 
allowed  to  Sixty  Acres  of  Land  this  Marsh  being  as  yet  un- 
divided between  Samuel  Jordan  it  his  Brother  &  Sister  To- 
gether also  with  the  Priviledges  of  thc^  AV^ater  on  the  Sea 
Side  on  Front  of  the  s"*  Sixty  Acres  &  all  other  Priviledges 
it  Appurces  to  the  s''  Lands  &  Marsh  belonging  or  in  any 
AV'ays  ajjpertaining  y"  s''  James  Staret  &  also  to  have  the 
aboves''  Marsh  out  of  the  s''  Sauuiel  Jordans  Part  after  Di- 
vision To  have  and  to  hold  the  aboves''  granted  &  bargained 
Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priviledges  &  Comodities 


302  Book  XIV,  Fol.   95. 

to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  Ways  appertaining  to  him 
the  s*^  James  Staret  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  To  iiis  & 
their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Beiioofe  for  ever  And  I  the 
s''  John  Bolter  for  nie  my  Heirs  PLxee"*  Admin'^  &  Assigns 
do  covenant  j)romise  &  grant  to  &  with  the  s''  James  Staret 
his  Heirs  &  Assigns  that  before  the  Ensealing  hereof  I  am 
the  true  sole  &  lawful  owner  of  the  above  bargained  Prem- 
isses &  am  lawfully  seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  in  mine 
own  i)roper  Right  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  In- 
heritance in  Foe  simple  &  have  in  my  self  good  Riglit  full 
Power  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  sell  convey  & 
eontirm  y"  s''  bai'gained  Premisses  in  Manner  as  aboves''  and 
that  the  s''  James  Sturet  his  Heirs  &  Assign  shall  &  may 
from  Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  by 
Force  &  Virtue  of  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  have 
use  occupy  ))ossess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  iSc  bargained 
Premisses  with  the  Ajjjjurces  free  &  clear  i.^  freely  and  clear- 
ly accjuitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all  Man- 
ner of  former  or  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases 
Mortgages  Wills  Entails  Joyntures  Dowries  Judgments  Ex- 
ecutions Incumbrances  &  Extents  Furthermore  I  the  s' 
John  Bolter  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  &  Assigns 
do  covenant  &  engage  the  above  demised  Premises  to  him 
the  s<'  James  Staret  his  Heirs  &  Assign  against  the  lawful 
Claim  or  Demands  of  any  person  or  persons  whatsoever  for 
ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  for  ever  to  defend  In 
Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  this 
Thirty  Day  of  July  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  the  Reign  of  our 
Sovereign  Lord  George  the  Second  by  the  Grace  of  (iod  of 
Great  Britain  France  &  Ireland  King  Viz  c*c  in  the  Year  of 
our  Lord  God  IToO  John  Boulter     (Seal) 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  James  Miller 
James  Maxwell  Paul  Thompson 

York  ss/Falni"  Decemb^  15.  1730  Then  John  Boulter 
acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be  his  free  Act  & 
Deed  Cor     Joshua  Moody     Jus :  Pac 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv'  April  1  1731 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"' 

Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  John  Linscot  ui 

York  in  the  County  of  York  in  New  England 

Linscot  Husbandman  in  Consideration  of  Thirty  Pounds 

To  in  good  Bills  of  Credit  to  me  in  Hand  i)aid  to 

Thompson       my  Content  by    Benjamin    Thomi)son  of  York 

afores''  Husbandman   have  granted  bargained  & 

sold  &  by  these  Presents  do  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  & 


Rook  XIV,  Fol.  90.  303 

sell  to  s''  Bonj'^  Thompson  hi.s  Ileir.s  &  Assigns  for  ever  Five 
full  Eightli  Parts  of  a  certain  Pareei  of  Swanij)}'  Land  lying 
&  being  in  York  afores''  Butted  &  bounded  as  apix-ars  by  a 
return  on  York  Town  Book  Page  34()  &  containing  Eight 
Acres  situate  above  the  Head  of  Daniel  Mclntires  Marsh  To 
havi'  and  to  hold  tiles'' granted  Premisses  with  the  Appurces 
to  him  tlie  s''  Benjamin  Thomi)s()n  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  To  his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofc  for 
ever  as  a  good  pfect  &  absolute  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee 
simple  for  ever  And  I  the  s''  John  Linscot  for  my  self  my 
Heirs  Exec'"  &  Admin"  do  covenant  ilv:  engage  the  abovede- 
miscd  Premisses  to  him  the  Benjamin  Thompson  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  In 
Witness  whereof  the  s''  John  Linscot  &  Tabitha  his  Wife 
(in  Token  of  her  free  Consent  to  this  Bargain  &  Sale)  have 
hereunio  set  their  Hands  &  Seals  this  Tenth  Day  of  March 
Anno  Domini  1729  Annoq  R'  K"  Georg"  Secundi  Tcrtio 

John  Linscot  his  Mark  X      (Seal) 

[96]  Signed  Sealed  &  DeliV  in  Presence  of  us  James 
Oliver  James  Rankin  Abra"'  Nowell 

York  ss/March  the  17  1729/30  Then  John  Linscot 
psonally  api)earing  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrument 
to  be  his  Act  &  Deed         Coram     Sam'  Came     Jus  :  PaC 

A  true  Copy  <»f  the  Original  Receiv'  April  (!.   1731 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  till  Christian  Peojili'  to  wiiom  these  Presents  shall  come 

I  Joshua  Purintun  of  Hampton  in  the  Province  of 

ruiiutuu     Xew  Hamps"'  in    New    England    Cordwainer  send 

'I'o  Greeting     Know  ye  that  I  the  s''  Joshua  Purintun 

Uiurels  for  divers  good  Causes  me  thereunto  ni()\iiig  more 
csjieciaily  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of 
One  Hundred  &  Ten  Pound  currant  Money  of  Xew  Engi;ind 
or  good  Security  to  me  in  Hand  paid  before  the  Ensealing 
&  Delivery  of  these  Presents  hy  Pliillii)  Dorrell  Jun'  of 
Arundel  in  the  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of  the  Mas- 
sachusetts Bay  in  Xew  England  Lalxirer  it  B<'njaniin  Durrcll 
of  s"  Arundel  Laborer  have  given  granted  bargained  t'i  sold 
&  do  by  the  Presents  freely  fully  &  absolutely  give  grant 
bargain  sell  aliene  enfeoffe  convey  &  confirm  as  Admin'  to 
the  Estate  of  my  lion''  Father  John  Purintun  late  of  Arun- 
del Dec'  >)i  by  (Jrder  of  Court  unto  the  afores''  Philip  Durrel 
&  Benjamin  Durrel  their  Heirs  ExeC^  Admin"  or  Assigns  a 
certain  Tract  of  Land  lying  &  being  in  the  Township  of 
Arundel  in  the   Province  of  the   Massachusetts  Bay  afores'' 


304  Book  XIV,  Fol.   m. 

containing  One  Hundred  of  Land  &  the  Meadow  thereto  ad- 
joyning  butted  &  bounded  as  folioweth  South  Westerly  by 
Kenebunk  River  South  East  by  Land  in  the  Possession  of 
the  afores'^  Philip  Uurell  &  being  Forty  Poles  North  West- 
ward &  lying  against  a  certain  Place  coiBonly  called  the 
Wonder  &  so  bounded  as  on  Arundel  Town  Records  may 
more  fully  appear  To  have  &  to  hold  s<'  Tract  of  Land  & 
Meadow  with  all  Rights  &  Privilcdges  thereto  in  an}'  wise 
belonging  unto  them  the  said  Philip  Durel  &  Benjamin 
Durel  their  Heirs  Exec"  Adniin''^  &  Assigns  for  ever  And 
that  I  the  s""  Joshua  Purrintun  have  full  Power  good  Right 
&  lawfull  Authority  to  sell  &  dispose  of  the  same  as  an  ab- 
solute Inheritance  in  Fee  simple  And  further  that  I  the  s'^ 
Joshua  Purintun  do  bind  &  oblige  ni}'  self  my  Heirs  Exec" 
Admin"  &  Assigns  to  warrant  uphold  &  defend  the  above 
granted  Premisses  that  they  the  s''  Phillip  Uurrel  &  Benja- 
min Durrel  their  Heirs  ExeC*  Admin"  or  Assigns  against 
the  lawful  claims  &  Demand  of  any  Person  or  Persons  what^ 
soever  laying  an}'  legal  Claim  thereto.  In  Witness  whereof 
I  have  hereto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Thirteenth  Day  of 
December  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty  &  in  the 
Fourth  Year  of  his  Maj'>''  Reign  Annoq  Domini  1730 

Joshua  Purinton      (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Deliv"'  in  Presence  of  Sam'  Hatch  John 
Bedcter  John  Storer 

York  ss/WcUs  Dceemb'  14'"  1730  Then  the  abovenamed 
Joshua  Pudington  appeared  &  acknowledged  the  above  In- 
strument or  Deed  of  Sale  to  be  his  free  Act  &  Deed 

before  me     Joseph  Hill     Jus:  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rcceiv'  April  G.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Mood}'     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  Greet- 
ing Know  ye  that  I  Samuel  Sjiinney  of  Kittery  in 
Spinney      the  County  of  York  &  Province  of  the  Massachu- 

To  setts  Bay  in  New  England  Yeoman   for  &  in  Con- 

Gowel  sideration  of  the  Sum  of  Nine  Pounds  curr'  Money 
of  New  England  afores''  to  me  in  Hand  jtaid  the 
Receipt  whereof  I  do  hereby  acknowledge  &  my  self  there- 
with fully  satisfied  &  contented  have  given  granted  bargained 
sold  aliened  enfeoffed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  for 
me  my  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admiii"  do  give  grant  bargain  sell 
aliene  enfeoffe  release  &  confirm  unto  Richard  (fowcl  of  the 
same  Kittery  afores''  Yeoman  all  my  Right  Title  Intt'r(^>^t 
Claim  &  Demand  whatsoever  which  I  now  have  may  might 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   '.)(>.  305 

should  or  in  an}'  wise  ought  to  have  of  in  &  unto  the  Com- 
mou  &  undivided  Lands  in  the  Towns  of  Kittery  or  Ber- 
wick in  tiie  County  afores'^  which  was  ordered  to  nie  by  the 
Proprietors  tliereof  or  which  I  my  Heirs  Exec"  or  Admin'" 
in  Time  to  come  may  have  by  any  after  Division  or  Pro- 
portion of  the  same  To  have  &  to  hold  all  my  Right  Title  & 
Interest  as  afores"*  with  all  the  Priviledges  &  Appurces 
thereunto  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  unto  him 
the  s''  Richard  Gowel  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  To  his  &  their  own 
l)roper  Use  Benefit  &  Belioof  for  ever  And  I  the  s'^  Sanuiel 
Spinney  my  Heirs  ExeC  &  Admin"  to  him  the  s'^  Kicluird 
Gowel  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  &  will  warrant  &  for  ever 
confirm  y"  same  In  Witness  whei'eof  I  have  hereunto  set 
ni}-  Hand  &  Seal  this  First  Day  of  Jan''^  in  the  Fourth  Year 
of  the  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George  y'^  Second  of 
Great  Brituin  &c  King  Annoq  Domini  1730 

Sam'  Spinney      (seai) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  Henry  Wheeler 
Moses  Pearson 

York  ss/Feb'-y  y"  IP"  1730/1  Samuel  Spinney  within 
named  psonally  appearing  acknowledged  this  Instrument  in 
A\'riting  to  be  iiis  voiuntarj'  Act  iSL  Deed 

Coram     flos  :  Hammond     J  :  Pae" 

A  true  Coin   of  the  Original  Receiv'  April  G.  1731 

Attest     Jos:  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come  John 

Thompson  of  York  in   the  County  of  York  in  the 

Thomsou    Province  of  the   Massachusetts  Bay   in  New  Eng- 

'^"  land  Husbandman   sendcth  (irccting  iJ^cc  Know  ye 

Thomson  tjjjit  {]^^.  yj  JoJin  Thomson  for  &  in  (,'onsidcration 
of  the  Sum  of  Eighty  Two  Pounds  in  good  Bills 
of  Credit  on  the  s"  Province  to  Him  in  Hand  well  &  trul>' 
l)aid  l)cfore  the  Ensealing  hereof  Iiy  his  Brother  Benjamin 
Thomson  of  York  afores''  Yeoman  tlie  Receipt  wliercof  He 
the  s''  John  Thomson  doth  hereby  acknowledge  hath  remis- 
ed released  &  for  ever  quit  claimed  &  by  these  Presents  for 
himself  &  his  Heirs  doth  remise  release  &  for  ever  (juit 
Claim  to  the  s''  lienjamin  Thomson  in  his  quiet  &  peaceable 
Possession  &  to  his  Heii's  &  Assigns  for  ever  all  such  Right 
Estate  Title  Interest  Portion  Proportion  Claim  &  Demand 
whatsoever  as  he  the  s''  John  Thomson  had  or  ought  toiiave 
or  which  he  or  his  Heirs  in  Time  to  come  might  or  should 
have  b}-  any  ^\'ay  or  Means  whatsoever  of  in  unto  or  out  of 
the  Three  several  Tracts  of  Land  iurcaftcr  nicntioncd  w  liich 


306  Book  XIV,  Fol.   97. 

were  the  Estate  of  Alexander  Thoin.son  late  of  s''  York  Dec'' 
Father  to  the  s''  Benjamin  &  John  viz  One  Tract  of  Land 
lying  near  York  Bridge  containing  about  Fifty  Five  Acres 
by  Estimation  be  the  same  more  or  less  Bounded  North 
Eastwardly  by  the  Road  from  York  Bridge  afores"*  to  Brick- 
sam  North  Westerh'  b}'  the  Lands  of  Josepii  Kilgore  Joseph 
Leavitt  &  William  Shaw  South  Westerly  by  Land  which 
Daniel  Emery  &  Simon  Emery  bought  of  James  Thomson 
South  Eastwardly  b}'  the  Road  to  Kittery  as  it  now  licth 
Also  that  Tract  of  Land  whereon  the  s''  Benjamin  Thomson 
now  liveth  containing  about  Thirty  Acres  Bounded  North 
Easterly  by  Land  of  the  s''  Jos  :  Leavitt  North  Westerly  by 
Common  Land  South  Westerly  by  Land  of  the  s"*  William 
Shaw  South  Easterly  by  a  Way  lying  betwixt  the  Land  of 
s''  William  Shaw  first  mentioned  &  this  Tract  of  Land  Also 
a  Parcel  of  Land  containing  abf)ut  Ten  Acres  bounded  North 
Easterly  by  Land  of  Zebulun  Preble  Westerly  by  Kitterj' 
Line  &  South  Eastwardly  b}'  Land  of  Hisnry  Simpson  &  Jo- 
siah  Linscot  or  however  otherwise  the  s''  Tracts  of  Land  are 
bounded  or  reputed  to  be  liounded  To  have  and  to  hold  tlic 
s""  remised  &  released  Premisses  with  all  the  Appurces  Priv- 
iledgcs  &  C'Ommodities  to  the  same  belonging  or  in  any  wise 
appertaining  to  him  the  s''  Benjamin  Tlionison  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  forever  So  that  neither  lie  the  s''  elohn  Thomson  nor 
his  Heirs  nor  an}'  other  Person  or  Persons  for  him  or  tiieni  on 
in  his  or  their  Names  or  in  the  Name  Right  or  Stead  of  any 
of  them  shall  or  may  by  any  Way  or  Means  whatsoever  have 
claim  chaUende  or  Deruand  any  Estate  Rigiit  Tith'  or  Inter- 
est [97]  of  in  or  to  the  Premisses  or  anj'  Part  tliereof  But 
of  &  from  every  Action  Right  Title  Claim  it  Demand  of  in 
or  to  the  Premisses  &  every  Part  thereof  they  &  every  of 
them  shall  be  utterly  excluded  &  debarred  for  ever  by  these 
Presents  And  the  s''  John  Thomson  doth  covenant  it  engage 
[to  warrant  &  defend]  y  before  released  Premisses  to  him 
the  s''  Benjamin  Thomson  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  to  his  &  their 
only  proper  Use  &  Behoofc  for  ever  against  the  lawful  Claims 
&  Demands  of  any  Person  or  Persons  claiming  the  same  or 
any  Part  thereof  by  from  or  under  him  the  s''  ,Iohn  Thom- 
son his  Heirs  &  Assigns — In  AVitness  whereof  the  s''  John 
Thomson  &  Priseilla  his  AVife  (in  Token  of  her  free  Con- 
sent to  this  Deed  of  (^uit  Claim  &  Relinquishment  of  all  her 
Right  of  Dower  &  Thirds  in  the  Premisses)  have  hereunto 
set  their  Hands  &  Seals  the  Thirty  First  Da}'  of  March  in 
the  Year  of  our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thir- 
t}'  One  &  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  King  (i(M)rge  the  Second 
his  Reign  John  "I'liomson      (Seal) 


Book  XIV,  Foi..   !t7.  307 

Signed   Sealed    &    Delivered    in    y"  Presenee  of  us    (the 
Words  [to  warrant  &  defend]  being  first  interlined) 

Kalph  Farnam     Jos  :  bloody 
York  ss/April  (>.   1731     Then    ajipearcd    John  Thomson 
above  named  &  acknowledged  the  foregoing  Instrument  to 
he  his  Act  &  Deed         Before     Jos  :  Moody     .lus  :  Peace 
A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Reeeiv*  April  (>.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Keg' 


To  all  People  to  whom  tiiese  Presents  shall  come  Edward 

Procter  of  Biddeford  in  the  County  of  York  in  the 

Procter    Province  of  the  jNIassachusetts  Bay  in  New  England 

To  Yeoman  sends  Greeting  Know  ye  that  the  said  p]d- 

Scammaii  ^yard  Procter  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of 
Ninety  Seven  Pounds  &  Ten  Shillings  current 
Monc}'  of  New  England  to  him  in  Hand  paid  before  the  En- 
sealing &  Delivery  of  these  Presents  by  Sanuiel  Seaiuan  of 
Biddeford  in  the  County  &  Province  afores''  Yeoman  the 
Receipt  whereof  to  full  Content  &  Satisfaction  He  the  s** 
Edward  Proctor  doth  by  these  Presents  acknowledge  & 
thereof  &  of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  for  himself  his 
Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  every  of  them  for  (?ver  b}'  these 
Presents  &  for  divers  other  good  Causes  &  Considerations 
him  hereunto  moving  lie  the  s''  Edward  Proctor  hath  given 
granted  bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  confirmed  &  con- 
veved  &  set  over  &  by  these  doth  fully  freely  clearl}-  &  abso- 
lutely give  grant  bargain  sell  aliene  enfeoffe  convey  &  con- 
firm unto  the  s''  Sanmel  Scanunon  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  all  my  Right  Title  Interest  &  Claim  in  &  to  all  the  Up- 
land &  Marsh  that  is  now  in  my  Possession  upon  the  East- 
ern Side  of  Sacoo  River  in  this  Town  of  Biddeford  afores'' 
[Note  the  Land  i^c  Marsh  lies  in  the  First  or  Lower  Checi|uer 
in  s''  Township  joyning  to  s''  RiverJ  be  it  moi-e  or  less  how- 
ever butted  &  bounded  with,  the  Reversions  &  Remainders 
thereof  &  all  &  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  now  in  the  Pos- 
session of  the  s''  Edward  Proctor  To  have  and  to  hold  all  the 
above  granted  Premisses  with  all  t'i  siniiular  the  A})purces 
thereof  unto  the  s''  Sanmel  Scamman  his  Heirs  c't  Assigns  To 
his  &  their  own  sole  &  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  from 
hence  forth  for  ever  And  the  said  Edward  Proctor  for  him- 
self &  his  Heirs  ?]xee"  it  Admin"  doth  covenant  promise 
grant  &  agree  to  &  with  the  s'  Samuel  Seaman  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  in  Manner  &  Form  following  (That  is  to  say)  that 
at  the  Time  of  the  Ensealing  c^c  Deliver}'  of  these  Presents 
He  the  s''  Edward  Proctor  is  the  true  sole  it  lawful  owner  of 


308  Book  XIV,  Fol.   97. 

all  the  afore  bargained  Premisses  as  sundrj^  Tracts  of  Land 
on  the  Eastern  Side  of  Saco  River  afores''  in  Biddeford  & 
stands  lawfully  seized  thereof  in  his  own  Eight  of  a  good 
pfect  &  indefeasible  Estate  of  Inheritance  in  Fee  simple 
havine  in  himself  full  Power  good  lli<rht  iSc  lawful  Authori- 
ty  to  sell  &  dispose  of  the  same  in  manner  as  afores'^  and 
that  the  s'*  Samuel  Scammon  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  shall  and 
may  henceforth  for  ever  lawfully  jieaceably  &  (juietly  have 
hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  all  the  above  granted  Prem- 
isses with  the  Appurces  thereof  free  &  clear  &,  clearly  ac- 
quitted &  discharged  of  &  from  all  &  every  other  Grants 
Bargains  Sales  Leases  Mortgages  Joyntures  Dowers  Judg- 
ments Executions  Entails  Foriietures  &  of  &  from  all  other 
Titles  Troubles  Charges  &  Incumbrances  whatsoever  had 
made  committed  done  or  suffered  to  be  done  by  the  said  Ed- 
ward Procter  his  Heirs  or  Assigns  at  any  Time  or  Times  be- 
fore the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  &  farther  the  s''  Ed- 
ward Procter  doth  hereby  covenant  promise  bind  &  oblige 
himself  his  Heirs  Exec™  &  Admin"  from  henceforth  &  for 
ever  hereafter  to  warrant  &  defend  all  the  above  granted 
Premisses  &  the  Appurtenances  thereof  unto  the  s''  Sanuiel 
Scamman  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  against  y"  lawful  Claims  & 
Demands  of  all  &  every  Person  or  Persons  whomsoever  & 
at  any  Time  or  Times  hereafter  on  Demand  to  give  &  pass 
such  further  &  ample  Assurances  &  Confirmations  of  the 
Premisses  unto  the  s*  Samuel  Scammon  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  as  in  Law  or  Equity  can  be  reasonably  devised  ad- 
vised or  required  In  Witness  whereof  the  s*  Edward  Proc- 
tor hath  here  unto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Twenty  Ninth 
Day  of  August  in  the  Fourth  Year  of  his  Majestys  Reign 
Annoq  Domini  17150 

Edward  Prockter     (seai)     Abigail  Prockter     (seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Eliz"  (iray 
her  Mark  X  Mary  Tarbox  her  Mark  X  John  ffrost 

York  ss/Biddei'ord  Jan'v  y""  9'"  1730/1  Then  psonally  ap- 
peared Edward  Procter  &  Abigail  his  Wife  &  acknowledged 
this  above  Instrument  or  Deed  of  Sale  to  be  their  free  & 
voluntary  Act  &  Deed  Cor     John  Gray     Just  Pacis 

Note  the  Due  Days  excepted  Mrs  Aliigail  Procter  resigns 
up  her  Right  of  Dower  &  Power  of  Thirds 

Note  the  Interlining  between  the  lines  Twenty  One  & 
Twenty  Two  as  likewise  y"^  Due  Days  were  before  Signing 
Sealing  &  Delivering 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Rcceiv'  April  (!.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg-- 


Book  XIV,  Fol.   !tS.  .H0!» 

An  Abstrac^t  of  the  La.st  A\'ill  &  Tcstamoiit  of  the  Rev>' 
M"^  Daninl  Ru.-rsell  horetoforo  of  Hartford  in  the  Col- 
Russell       ony  of  Connccticutt,  but  dcceas''   at  Charles  Town 
To  ye         in  the  County  of  Middlesex  within  the  Province  of 
College      the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  viz 

To  the  College  (wherein  I  have  taken  my  De- 
grees in  Learning  &  which  has  been  a  Means  in  sonic  Meas- 
ure to  fit  &  fiu'nish  me  for  Preaching  the  Everlasting  Gos- 
pel whereof  I  have  been  sometime  an  unworthy  Messenger) 
I  give  &  bequeath  One  Thousand  Acres  of  Land  lying  (& 
being  the  One  Half  of  my  Grant)  at  Winter  Harbour  to  be 
&  remain  as  y"  s''  Colleges  Estate  for  ever — Taken  out  at 
the  Registry  of  Wills  for  the  County  afores''  Lib"  10  pa  33() 
— By  Era  :  Foxcroft  Reg"^  of  Probate  for  s''  Middlesex 

A  true  Copy  of  an  abstract  attested  Receiv^  April  i\.  1731. 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg"^ 


To  all  Christian  People  to  whom  these  Presents  shall  come 
Woodman  A    Greeting  Know  ye  that  we  Jonathan  A\'«odnian 
DowniuK     °^  Dover  within  his  Majesty's  Province  of  New 
rj,^  Hamps"^  in  New  England  Yeoman  &  Richard  Down- 

Woodman  '"-^  of  Newington  ins''  Province  Yeoman  Execu- 
tors to  y"  Last  Will  &  Testament  of^.roshua  Down- 
ing late  of  Kittery  in  the  County  of  York  within  his  Maj- 
estys  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England 
Yeoman  [or  Husbandman]  DeC^  for  &  in  Consideration  of 
the  Sum  of  Two  Hundred  &  Forty  Seven  Pounds  ten  Shil- 
lings currant  money  of  New  England  to  us  in  Hand  well  & 
truly  paid  by  John  Woodman  of  Dover  afores''  Yeoman  the 
Receipt  whereof  in  the  Capacity  of  Execut"  as  afoi'cs'*  We 
do  acknowledge  to  full  Content  &  Satisfaction  &  thereof  & 
of  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  we  do  exonerate  ac(iuit&  dis- 
charge the  s*  John  Woodman  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  & 
Assigns  for  ever  by  these  Presents  &  by  Virtue  of  the  Pow- 
er given  us  in  the  last  Will  &  Testament  of  the  af ores'' 
Joshua  Downing  Deceas''  as  Exec"  thereto  as  afores''  &  [98] 
for  the  Uses  in  the  s''  Will  mentioned  we  have  given  grant- 
ed bargained  sold  aliened  enfeoffed  conve3'ed  &  confirmed  & 
by  these  Presents  do  freely  fully  clearly  &  absolutely  give 
grant  bargain  sell  aliene  enfeoffe  conV(y  &  confirm  unto 
aim  the  s''  Joim  U'oodman  a  certain  Tract  or  Parcel  of  Land 
situate  in  Kittery  afores''  containing  Thirty  Acres  bounded 
viz  Beginning  at  a  Red  Oak  Tree  marked  Four  Sides  stand- 
ing in  the  Line  between  the  s''  Thirt}'  Acres  of  Land  &  Cap' 
Shapltigh's  Land  \V''  Tree  is  an  old  Bound  of  s''  Shapleigh's 


310  Book  XIV,  Fol.   98. 

&  from  sd  Tree  North  East  by  Ea.st  by  s"  Shapleiah's  Land 
about  an  Hundred  &  One  Pole  to  the  High  ^Vay  at  Horse- 
down  Hill  toward  Cold  Harbour  till  it  eomes  to  the  Lane  or 
High  Way  leading  from  Ilorsedowii  Hill  to  Kitterv  ^lills  & 
is  bounded  on  the  North  West  iSide  by  the  s''  Way  as  far  as 
to  Sam'  Hill's  Land  c^t  then  by  the  s*  Hills  Land  to  the  Tree 
First  mentioned  wliieh  Thirty  Acres  so  bounded  is  Part  of 
the  Estate  of  the  s''  Joshua  Downing  Dee''  To  have  and  to 
hold  the  s''  Thirty  Acres  of  Land  so  Bounded  to  Hiiu  the  s'' 
John  Woodman  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  together  with 
all  &  singular  the  Appurces  Priviledges  Profits  Commodi- 
ties Wood  Underwood  &  Timber  Trees  Fences  INIines  Min- 
ei-als  Water  &  Water  &  "NA'ater  Courses  to  the  s''  Thirty  Acres 
of  Land  belonging  or  in  any  wise  appertaining  to  him  the  s"* 
John  Woodman  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  in  Fee  simple  for  ever 
To  his  &  their  only  sole  &  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behalf  from 
henceforth  &  forever  And  we  the  s''  Jonathan  Woodman  & 
Richard  Downing  ExeC*  as  afores''  do  covenant  promise  & 
grant  to  &  with  y"  s"  John  Woodman  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
that  the  s''  Thirty  Acres  of  Land  is  Part  of  the  Estate  of  y' 
s"  Joshua  Downing  Doe''  of  w""  He  died  seized  and  possess- 
ed in  Fee  simple  &  that  we  in  the  Capacity  afores''  are  law- 
fully seized  &  possessed  of  the  same  &  have  in  our  s''  Ca- 
pacity full  Power  good  Right  &  lawful  Authority  to  sell  con- 
vey &  confirm  the  Premisses  in  Manner  as  afores"  And  that 
the  s*  John  Woodman  his  Heirs  or  Assigns  shall  &  uray  from 
Time  to  Time  &  at  all  Times  forever  hereafter  by  Fcjrce  & 
Virtue  these  Presents  lawfully  peaceably  &  (juictl}'  have 
hold  use  occupy  possess  &  enjoy  the  s''  demised  &  bargain- 
ed Premisses  with  the  Appurces  free  &  clear  iVc  freely  & 
clearly  acciuitted  exonerated  &  discharged  of  from  all  &  all 
Manner  of  former  &  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Mortgages  Wills  Entails  -Joj-ntures  Dowries  Judg- 
ments Executions  Incumbrances  &  Extents  Furthermore  we 
the  s''  Jonathan  Woodman  &  Richard  Downing  in  our  afores'^ 
Capacit}'  do  covenant  promise  Oc  engage  the  above  granted 
<&,  bargained  Premisses  to  him  the  s''  John  A\'oodman  his 
Heirs  &  Assigns  against  the  lawful  Claims  &  Demands  of 
any  Person  or  Persons  whatsoever  to  warrant  secure  &  de- 
fend &  will  at  any  Time  hereafter  at  y"  Cost  &  Charge  of 
the  s''  John  Woodman  make  seal  &  execute  any  other  or 
farther  Act  or  Things  for  the  more  sure  making  of  the  Title 
to  the  Premisses  unto  him  the  s"  John  Woodman  his  Heirs 
&  Assigns  as  shall  be  thought  necessary  be  devised  or  ad- 
vised b}'  learned  Coiuisell  in  the  Law.  In  Witness  where- 
of we  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the  Twenty  Sec- 


Book  XIV,  Foi..   US.  ;m 

Olid  Diiy  of  February  in  the  Fourth  Ywir  of  his  ^lajiy"  llv'ign 
Aiiiiot]  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  &  Thirty 
Thirty  One 

The  Words  [or  Ilusliandniaii]  in  y  Seventh  Line  Page  y" 
first  Interlined  before  Siiiiiini;- 

Joimtiian  Woonian      (Seal)        Eiehard  Downinij      (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Pre«eiiee  of  us  Job  :  Curtis 
John  Shapleigh  Noah  Emery 

York  ss/AIareh  P'  1730/1  Jonatlian  Woodinan  iS::  Kieliard 
Downing  aboveiiained  psoiiaily  ajiiiearing  acknowledged  3'*' 
foregoing  Instrument  in  AVriting  to  be  their  voluntary  Act 
iSc  Deed  Coram     Jo.s  :  IlaiTiond     J  :  Pac' 

A  true  Copy  of  tiie  Original  Keeeiv'  April  li.  1731 

Attest     Jos  :  Moody     Keg'' 


Know  all   men  by  these  Presents  that  We   Elias  Weare 

it  fl(;seph  \W'are  Jun"^  botli  of  York  in  the  County 

Wnaie's      yf  York  in  New  England  both  Husbandmen  for  & 

Tu  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Twenty  Five  Pounds 

Jacobs  in  good  Bills  of  Credit  to  us  in  Hand  paid  (the  Re- 
eeijit  whereof  to  our  full  Content  we  hereby  ac- 
knowledge) by  George  Jacobs  of  Weils  in  the  County  afores'' 
Husbandman  have  given  granted  bargained  &  sold  &  by  these 
Presents  do  absolutely  give  grant  bargain  &  sell  to  the  s* 
George  Jacobs  Twenty  Acres  of  Land  in  the  Township  of 
York  not  }et  laid  out  being  Part  of  Two  Hundred  lVc  Fifty 
Acres  of  Upland  granted  to  be  laid  out  to  our  Honored  Grand 
Father  M'  Peter  Weare  Dec"  at  a  legal  Town  Meeting  held  in 
York  It)  Ajiril  l(i(;7  as  by  York  Town- Records  Lib  1  Page 
42  may  apjiear  (The  whole  of  the  Real  Estate  of  our  s" 
(irandfathcr  being  by  a  Decree  of  the  Iloiujrable  John 
\\'heelwright  Esc]"^  allotted  to  the  Heirs  of  our  Honored 
Father  Elias  Weare  Dec'*  Two  whereof  we  are  &  have  inir- 
chased  the  Interest  of  the  rest  so  that  we  have  in  our  selves 
good  Right  to  convey  the  s<'  Twenty  Acres  of  Land  as 
aboves'^)  To  have  and  to  hold  the  s''  Twenty  Acres  Part  of 
s''  Grant  of  Two  Hundred  &  Fifty  Acres  of  Land  with  the 
Appurces  to  him  the  s''  George  Jacobs  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  To  be  laid  out  possessed  occupied  &  enjoyed  in  as 
ample  Manner  as  our  s"  Grandfather  his  Heirs  or  Assigns 
could  have  done  by  Virtue  of  the  above  recited  Grant  And 
we  the  s''  Elias  AV care  &  Joseph  Weare  Jun"^  for  our  selves  & 
our  Heirs  Exec"  &  Admin"  do  covenant  iSo  engage  the  above- 
granted  Premisses  against  our  selves  our  Heirs  &  Assigns 
&  the  Heirs  &  Assigns  of  our  s''  Grandfather  Peter  Weare 


312  Book  XIV,  Fol.   98. 

Dec*  to  him  y"  s''  George  Jacobs  liis  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  hereafter  to  warrant  secure  &  defend  by  these  Presents 
In  Witness  we  have  hereunto  set  our  Hands  &  Seals  the 
Twent}'  Second  Day  f)f  January  in  tlie  Fourth  Year  of  his 
Maj'y^  Reign  Annotj  Domini  1730 

Elias  Wcare     (g^^^,)     Joseph  Weare     (g*^,) 

Signed  Sealed  &  Delivered  in  Presence  of  us  Nathanel 
Freeman  Andrew  Wcstscott 

York  ss/March  17.  1730  Then  appeared  Elias  Weare 
abovenamed  &  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to  be 
his  Act  &  Deed         Before  me     Jos:  Moody     Jus  :  Peace 

York  ss/Ai)ril  6.  1731  Then  aj)peared  Joseph  Weare 
Jun'  abovenamed  &  acknowledged  the  above  Instrument  to 
his  act  &  Deed         Before  me     Jos  :  Moody     Jus  :  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Received  April  (3.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg'' 

Know  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  I  Beniamin  Green 

of  y  Town   of  Salisbury   in   the  County  of  Essex  in 

Green     tile  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 

To  land  Carpenter  do  by  these  Presents  for  ever  here- 
Bond  after  exonerate  ac(juit  &  discharge  Thomas  Bond  of 
Arundel  in  y""  County  of  York  in  the  Province  of 
Main  in  New  England  him  his  Heirs  Exec'"  &  Admin"  from 
all  &  [all]  Manner  of  Debts  Dues  Law-Suits  Court  Judg- 
ments Executions  Bills  Bonds  [Book  Debts]  Law  Suits  & 
all  Entanglements  whatsoever  from  the  Beginnin<r  of  the 
World  unto  the  Date  hereof  As  witness  ray  Hand  this 
Second  Day  of  April  iny«  Year  1731  Beniamin  Gi-een 

Witness     Ezekiel  Morrill     John  Morrill 

April  y«  3'!  1731.  Then  M'  John  ]Morrill  appeared  be- 
foi'c  me  the  Subscriber  &  made  Oath  that  he  saw  Benjamin 
Greene  signe  &  Deliver  this  above  written  ac(iuittancc  to 
the  abovenamed  Thomas  Bond  as  his  Act  &  Deed  &  that  He 
&  Ezekiel  Morrill  signed  as  Witnesses  to  the  same  at  y« 
same  Time  W'"  Bradbury     Justice  of  Peace 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv''  April  (3.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 

These  Presents   witnesseth    that    I    John    Frost    of  New 

Castle  in  New  Hamps''  Esq"^  for  good  &  val- 

Fiost  uable  Consideration  do  assign  make  over  & 

To  confirm  unto  Joseph  Averell  &  Robert  Smith 

Aveiell  &  Smith      yf  Arundel  in  the  County  of  York  in  e(iual 

Halves  all  my  Right  Title  Interest  Property 

Claim  &  Demands  which  I  have  of  in  or  unto  the  Lands 


Book  XIV,  F(n-.   itil.  313 

mentioned  in  tlie  foregoing  Deed  wliich  I  have  by  Virtue  of 
an  Execution  levied  on  the  .same  Sept"^  18  1724  for  a  Debt 
due  to  me  from  John  Barton  w"""  I  accepted  in  Satisfaction 
[99]  of  s'l  Debt  To  have  and  to  hold  y""  Lands  afores''  all 
my  Right  Title  &  Interest  therein  to  them  the  s''  Josei)h 
AvercU  &  Robert  Smith  their  Heirs  &  Assigns  for  ever  In 
Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  y" 
Twelfth  Day  of  August  Anno  Domini  1730  in  the  Fourth 
Year  of  his  Muj''"  Reign  John  Frost  (g^^,) 

Signed  Seal''  &e  in  Presence  of  Jii"  ftrost  Tert'  Noah  Em- 
ery 

Pro:  New  Hamps''  New  Castle  April  li  1731  John  Frost 
Es)]'  psonaily  appeared  before  me  the  Subscriber  One  of  his 
Maj'J"  Justices  for  s''  Province  c^  acknowledged  y  al)ove  to 
be  ills  free  Act  and   Deed  Before     Joseph  Simpson 

A  true  Copy  of  y*  Original  Receiv*!  April  6.  1731  it  be- 
ing an  assigmnent  endorsed  on  a  D(^ed  from  James  Mussey 
to  J(;hn  Barton  w'"  is  recorded  in  these  Records  for  Deeds 
.\:-c  Lib°  XI  Fol"  105  Attest     Jos  :  Moody     Reg- 


To  all  People  unto  whom  this  present  Deed  of  Sale  shall 

come  Nathan iel  B3ficld  of  Bristol  in  the  County  of 

Byfifld      Bristol  &  Province    of    the    Massachusetts  Bay   in 

To  New  England  Esq'  &  Dame  Sarah  his  Wife  send 
Throop  Greeting  Whereas  John  Leverett  of  Cambridge  in 
the  County  of  ^Middlesex  &  Province  afores"*  Esq"^ 
(ireat  Grandson  &  Heir  at  Law  of  Thomas  Leverett  some- 
time of  Boston  in  the  Count}'  of  Lincoln  within  the  King- 
dom of  Great  Britain  &  afterwards  of  Boston  within  the 
County  of  vSuffolU  within  y  Province  afores"*  Gent  DeC*  & 
(irandson  to  the  honoralile  Joim  Leverell  Es(i"^  formerly 
(iovernor  of  the  Province  of  the  ^Massachusetts  I?ay  afores** 
Dee"*  in  &  bv  a  certain  Deed  in  Writing  bearini;  Date  the 
Fourteenth  Day  of  August  1719  among  other  Things  there- 
in contained  did  give  &  grant  unto  the  s''  Sarah  Bytield  the 
Sixth  Daughter  of  the  s"*  John  Leverett  Dec''  One  full  Tenth 
Part  of  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  situate  lying  &  being  in  the 
Eastern  Parts  of  New  England  containing  by  Estimation 
Ten  Leagues  from  a  certain  Place  comonly  called  &  known  by 
the  name  of  Muscongus  into  the  Main  Land  &  Ten  Leages 
on  y«  Sea  Coasts  Together  with  One  Tenth  Part  of  all 
the  Islands  within  y"  Space  of  Tliree  Miles  of  the  s*"  Lands 
or  an}'  of  them.  Provided  that  the  s''  Sarah  &  others  joyne 
wit!)  the  s'*  John  Leverett  first  named  in  signing  &  execut- 
ing such  Instrument  or  Instruments  as  shall  be  formed  for 


314  Book   XIV,  Fol.  99. 

the  Aswuciiiting  Twunty  other  Persons  for  the  Settlement  of 
such  Towns  itiipon  such  Articles  as  shall  be  agreed  upon 
as  by  tlic  s"  Deed  more  fully  appears  And  wiiereas  the  s"* 
Nathanacl  &  Sarah  Byfield   Iiavc  condescended  agreed  to  & 
signed  &  j)erfeeted  acertuin  Instrument  in  Writing  with  other 
tlie  Grantees  And  they  have  accordingly  admitted  Twenty 
Associates  with  them  under  several  Conditions  Reservations 
&  Limitations  as  in  &  by  the  s''  Instrument  of  Agreement 
bearing  Date  the  Fifteenth  Day  of  August   1719  Relation 
tliereto  being  had  doth  &  may  more  fully  c^c  at  large  appear 
So  that  tile  s''  Natlianael  &  Sarah  Byfield  arc  now  entituled 
to  One  full  Thirtieth  Part  of  the  aforerecited  Tract  of  Land 
&  Islands  Now  Know  ye  that  We  the  s''  Natlianael  &  Sarah 
Byfield  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Five  Hundred 
Pounds  in  Money  to  us  in  Hand  at  &  before  the  Ensealing 
&    Delivery    hereof    well   &    truly    paid    by    Capt  William 
Throoi)  of  Bristol  in  y''  County  of  Bristol  afores<i  The  Re- 
ceipt whereof  we  hereby  acknowledge  &  thereof  &  of  every 
Part  &  Parcel  thereof  "do  hereby  aciiuit  c^  discharge  y"  s* 
the  s''  William  Throop  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin^'  &  Assigns 
forever  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  released  enfeoff- 
ed conveyed  &  confirmed   &  by  these  Presents  do  fully  & 
absolutely  give  grant  bargain   sell  release  enfcoffe  convey  & 
confirm  unto  the  s"  William  Throop  his  Heirs  &  Assigns 
for  ever  All  &  every  our  Right  of  and  in  the  Lands  &  Is- 
lands aforementioned  in  like  Manner  as  the  same  is  given 
&  granted  to  us  the  s'^  Nathanael  Byfield  &  Sarah  Byfield  or 
either  of  us  in  &  by  the  afore  recited  Instrument  &  Instru- 
ments Together  with  Rights    Members  Profits  Priviledges 
Improvenients  &  Aiipurces  whatsoever  to  the  s''  hereby  grant- 
ed Premisses  lielonging  or  in  any  wise  ai)])ertaining  Also  all 
the  Estate  Right  TitleDower  Interest  Inheritance  Use  Pro- 
perty Possessmn  Claim  &  Demand  whatsoever  of  us  the  said 
Nathanael  &  Sarah  Byfield  of  in  &  to  the  s''  granted  Prem- 
isses with  the  Revercon  &  Revercons  Remainder  &  Remain- 
ders of  the  same  To  have  and  to  hold  all  &  every  the  s''  grant- 
ed &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Rights  jNIcmbers  &  Ajjpur- 
ces  thereof  unto  the  s*  William  Throop  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  To 
his  &  their  only  proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  And 
we  the  s''  Nathanael  &  Sarah  Byfield  do  avouch  our  selves  to 
be  the  true  &  lawful  owners  of  all  &  every  the  s"'  granted  & 
bargained  Premisses  And  that  the  same  &  every  Part  there- 
of at  the  Time  of  the  Ensealing  &  until  the  Delivery  hereof 
is  free  &  clear  &  fully  ac(iuitted  &  discharged  of  &  from  all 
&  all  Manner  of  former  &  other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales 
Leases  Mortgages  Titles  Troubles  Charges  &  Incumbrances 


Book  XIV,  F..i..   W.  315 

whatsoevt'i-  liavinji'  in  our  .selves;  full  Power  good  Kiglit  & 
lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargain  soil  convoy  &  assure  the 
same  in  Manner  as  afores"'  And  we  the  s''  Xathanael  &  Sarah 
Byfield  for  our  selves  our  Heirs  Exec"  and  Admin'"  do  here- 
by covenant  promise  grant  &  agree  fi'oni  Time  to  Time  &  at 
all  Times  for  ever  hereafter  to  warrant  &  defend  all  &  every 
the  s''  granted  &  bargained  Premisses  with  the  Members  & 
Appurees  thereof  unto  the  s''  A^'illiam  Tlirooj)  his  Heirs  & 
Assigns  for  ever  against  y"  lawful  Claim  &  Demand  of  all  & 
every  Person  &  Persons  whomsoever  In  Witness  whereof 
we  the  s''  Nathanael  &  Sarah  Byfield  have  hereunto  set  our 
Hands  it  Seals  the  Fifteenth  Day  of  December  Antio  Doni 
17UI  Anno(|  R'  R"  (ieorgii  iSIag  JBritannia  &e  Sexto 

N.  Byfield     (i^^,)     Sarah  Byfield     (|^,,) 

Signed  Scaled  &  Delivered  in  the  Presence  of  us  George 
Pearse  Gains  Davis 

Received  on  the  Day  of  the  Date  within  written  the  Sum 
of  Five  Hundred  Pounds  of  Cap'  AVilliam  Throop  being  the 
full  Consideration  within  expressed  p     N.  Byfield 

The  within  named  Nathaniel  Byfield  Esq'  &  Sarah  his 
Wife  psoiially  ai)i)eariiig  acknowledged  the  within  Instru- 
ment to  be  tlieir  free  Act  &  Deed  in  Bristol  this  28'"  Day  of 
Decemb'  17 lit        Before  me     Nath'  Paine     Jus'  of  Peace 

Bristol  ss/In  the  13'"  Book  Fol"  89.  DO  Feb'^>  23'>  1719/ 
20  The  above  &  within  written  is  entered  by  John  Cary 
Record' 

A  true  Copy  of  the  Original  Receiv"  April  7.  1731 

Attest     Jos :  Moody     Reg' 


To  all  Peoi)le  unto  whom   this  pi'esent  Deed  of  Sale  shall 
come  William  Throop  of  Bristol  in  the  County  of 
Thioop     Bristol  &  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New 
To  England   sendeth  Greeting  Know  ye  that  I   the  s'* 

Byfield  'William  Throoj)  for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum 
of  Five  Hundred  Pounds  in  Money  to  me  in  Hand 
at  &  before  the  Ensealing  &  Delivery  hereof  well  &  truly 
paid  by  Nathanael  Byfield  of  Bristol  afores"*  Esq'  the  Re- 
ceiiit  whereof  I  hereby  acknowledge  &  thereof  &  of  every 
Part  &  Parcel  thereof  do  hereby  acquit  &  discharge  the  s* 
Nathan'  Byfield  his  Heirs  Exec"  Admin"  and  Assigns  for 
ever  have  given  granted  bargained  sold  released  enfeoffed 
(conveyed  &  confirmed  &  by  these  Presents  do  fully  &  abso- 
lutel}-  give  grant  bargain  sell  release  enfeoffe  convey  &  con- 
firm unto  the  s''  Nathanael  Byfield  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  for 
ever  all  my  Right  of  in  &  to  a  certain  Tract  of  Land  &  Isl- 

Book    XIV  21 


316  Book    XIV,  Fol.  100. 

and«  lying  &  being  in  tlie  Eastern  Parts  of  New  England 
eomonly  called  &  known  by  the  Name  of  Muscongus  that  I 
lately  purchased  of  the  s''  Nathanael  Byfield  &  Sarah  his 
Wife  as  by  Deed  thereof  bearing  [100]  Date  the  Fifteenth 
Day  of  December  1719  Relation  thereto  being  had  may  more 
fully  &  at  large  appear  Together  with  the  Rights  ^lembers 
Profits  Priviledges  Improvements  &  Appurees  what-^oever  to 
the  s"*  hereby  granted  Premisses  belonging  or  in  any  wise 
appertaining  Also  all  the  Estate  Right  Title  Dower  Interest 
Inheritance  Use  Property  Possession  Claim  &  Demand  what- 
soever of  me  the  s'^  William  Throop  of  in  &  to  the  s'^  Grant- 
ed Premisses  &  every  Part  &  Parcel  thereof  with  the  Rever- 
con  &  Revercons  Remainder  &  Remaind"  of  the  same  To 
have  &  to  hold  all  &  every  the  s<'  granted  &  bargained  Prem- 
isses with  the  Rights  Members  &  Appurees  thereof  unto  the 
s''  Nathanael  Byfield  his  Heirs  &  Assigns  To  iiis  i?i  their  on- 
ly proper  Use  Benefit  &  Behoofe  for  ever  And  I  thes''  Wil- 
liam Throop  do  avouch  my  self  to  be  the  true  sole  &  lawful 
Owner  of  all  &  every  the  s*  granted  &  bargained  Premisses 
&  that  the  same  &  every  Part  thereof  at  the  Time  of  the  En- 
sealing &  until  y*^  Delivery  hereof  is  free  &  clear  &  full}'  ac- 
quitted &  discharged  of  &  from  all  &all  Manner  of  former  & 
other  Gifts  Grants  Bargains  Sales  Leases  ^Mortgages  Titles 
Troubles  Charges  &  Incumbrances  whatsoever  b}'  me  done 
coiSitted  or  suffered  to  be  done  having  in  my  self  full  Pow- 
er good  Right  &  lawful  Authority  to  grant  bargaiti  sell  con- 
vey &  assure  the  same  in  Manner  as  afores"*  And  I  the  s'* 
William  Throop  for  my  self  my  Heirs  Exec"  and  Admin" 
do  hereby  covenant  promise  gr